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Sleeping reindeer craft

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Add a sleeping reindeer craft to your list of Christmas crafts to make with your kids. Why? Because it’s so cute and easy. Paper crafts are a great opportunity for little ones to use their scissors cutting skills and create with just a few materials.

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When you live in Minnesota you can expect to have snow almost any month of the year. (June, July and August are the only safe months). But this doesn’t mean that we’re ever fully prepared for it. We still dream of long nice falls and not so cold winter days. So, when it snowed last weekend, right in the middle of October, we weren’t ready for it. We – as in the parents because all the neighborhood kids dug out their snow pants and boots and ran outside to have snow ball fights and build the first snowman of the season.

Later that day my boys put on Christmas songs and this put me in a Christmas craft mood. I quickly took out paper and sketched a sleeping reindeer craft template.

Sleeping reindeer craft for kids

This is our second reindeer that we’re adding to our collection of 100+ easy crafts for kids. We have already plenty of Santa and Christmas tree crafts and we’re going to work more this winter on our reindeer and elves.

 Sleeping reindeer craft

Sleeping reindeer craft - Christmas craft for kids

Sleeping reindeer craft for Christmas

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I love crafting with cardstock paper because it’s a sturdy material but you use construction paper for the reindeer’s face, ears, antlers and nose.

How to make a paper reindeer craft

The sleeping reindeer template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Print the home template and cut out the patterns.

Trace the reindeer face and ears on brown paper and cut them out.  Trace the nose on red paper and the antlers on dark brown paper and cut them out, too.

Sleeping reindeer craft patterns

Paint some bubble wrap white and press a blue cardstock paper on the painted bubble wrap.

While you wait for the paint to dry completely you can go ahead and put together the reindeer.

Reindeer head

Start by gluing the ears behind the head, one on each side.

Reindeer antlers

Glue the antlers between the ears.

Reindeer nose

Add the red nose.

Sleepy reindeers

Use a black marker to draw the closed eyes and the mouth.

Sleeping reindeer on blue paper

Glue the sleeping reindeer on the blue cardstock paper.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding colored paper. The face and ears are printed on brown paper, the antlers an dark brown paper and the nose on red paper.

To make the sleeping reindeer craft, each student will need 1 brown face, 2 brown ears, 2 dark brown antlers and 1 red nose.

Paint some bubble wrap white and press a blue cardstock paper on the painted bubble wrap.

While waiting for the paint to dry completely the students can go ahead and put together the reindeer.

Start by gluing the ears behind the head, one on each side.

Glue the antlers between the ears.

Add the red nose.

Use a black marker to draw the closed eyes and the mouth.

Glue the sleeping reindeer on the blue cardstock paper.

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