This Rudolph craft is so super simple that most kids will be able to make it in about 5 minutes. Of course, you can start with Rudolph and then go on and make the rest of the reindeer in Santa’s gang. If you are going to make this reindeer craft for preschool, it may require some assistance with cutting the smaller parts. You may choose to precut all but the body of Rudolph.
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SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Brown construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black sharpie marker
- Scraps of black, white and red construction paper
- White crayon
Step 1: Cut Out the Body
- Start your Rudolph the red nosed reindeer craft by simple folding a piece of brown construction paper in half and make a good crease
- Find something round, like a bowl or saucer, and place it half way over the fold.
- Trace around the round item with your pencil and cut out the half circle.
Step 2: Now Cut the Rest of Rudolph
- Use the remaining brown paper to cut out parts for your Rudolph, including 4 curved legs, a head, 2 ears and a tail. You can draw the parts free hand and cut them out or use the printable template.
- From a scrap of red paper cut a small circle for Rudolph’s nose.
- Then from some black construction paper, cut antlers.
- Last, cut two very small white circles for the eyes.
*Just a caution, I attempted to use googly eyes for this project, but it did not work out. The weight of the eyes will pull the head of your Rudolph down. You will see them in step 3, but I changed them out for step 4 when I saw what happened when he was sitting up. 🙂
Step 3: Put It All Together
- Use the glue stick to put all of the pieces together of your Rudolph paper craft
Step 4: Add Some Details
- Use the white crayon to add some white fur to your Rudolph’s tail and belly
- Then use the black sharpie to add a few details to Rudolph, including eyeballs, hooves and eyebrows.
Recommended Step 5: Stabilize
*This step is optional but definitely recommended if you want to keep your Rudolph craft upright for any period of time.
- To secure the stability of the Rudolph craft, cut a small rectangle of paper and fold about a half inch flap on each end.
- Use the glue stick to attach the brace to the center of the inside of the body of Rudolph