Easy Christmas Crafts: Reindeer card

15 Oct 2020 | Early Years, Inspirational Activity Ideas

This Christmas, we want to bring your children some fun, creative, and easy Christmas craft ideas to make at home or in the nursery. We’ve put together a number of how-to guides with different crafts for the festive season, with some resource recommendations to help.

This Christmas craft how-to blog will bring you all the steps you need to create a Reindeer Christmas card for a friend or loved one!

What you will need:

How-to create:

Step 1: Take a piece of card, you can use A4 or A3 if you want it bigger and fold it in half. You can either make your card portrait or landscape, but we went with portrait!

Step 2: Take a colour mixing tray and pour some brown paint, make sure there is enough to cover the child’s hand.

Step 3: Assist the child in dipping their whole palm into the paint, before printing it onto the card, fingers facing down first. The child should then use the remaining paint on their hand to do another handprint with the fingers facing upwards, next to but over lapping slightly the first handprint. This will create the reindeer’s body and head, as seen in the photographs.

Step 4: Add glitter round the reindeer’s neck as reins, wiggly eyes and a red pom-pom nose to make a face. You can then decorate the rest of the card, adding messages using your paint brush, or shapes with a sponge or foam stumps.

Step 5: Leave the card to dry before writing on the inside.


We hope you enjoyed this craft, check out our Inspirational Activity Ideas section for more of the same. Merry Christmas!

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