This Paper Bag Reindeer Craft is ready to guide Santa’s sleigh on the big day!
We do love paper bag crafts. It’s one of our favorite craft materials to work with these days, whether you want to make characters like our Paper Bag Scarecrows and Paper Bag Pilgrims or just some really cute critters like this Paper Bag Hedgehog Craft and now reindeer!
What I really love about this Paper Bag Reindeer Craft is that it incorporates my little one’s handprints for a sweet Christmas keepsake. Of course, my little guy is 2 and doesn’t really cooperate fully with the handprint trace yet. So I get what I can and have to improvise the rest.
For our Paper Bag Reindeer Craft you will need brown paper lunch bags, brown cardstock, medium googly eyes, red pompoms, a brown or black marker, clear tape, glue, and scissors.
Paper Bag Reindeer Craft
- Paper lunch bags
- Brown cardstock
- Brown or black marker
- Medium googly eyes
- Red pompoms
- Clear tape
- Glue stick
Start by tracing your little one’s handprint on a brown sheet of cardstock.
You will need 2 handprints for the antlers of each reindeer.
Cut out the handprints.
Also, from the same sheet of brown cardstock, cut 2 strips about 1” wide from the width of the cardstock. Then, cut those in half to make 4 leg pieces. Also cut a triangle tail. Set all these pieces aside.
Now, turn the bag over to the flat side. From the flat side, fold the “bottom” of the bag to a point. Secure with a piece of tape.
Fold the point just made over at a bit of an angle. See image above. You should have also made a kind of pocket with the folds.
Glue the handprints inside the pocket.
Then glue on googly eyes and a red pompom nose at the tip of the point.
Glue legs. We glued one leg inside the folds of the side of the bag, the other leg glued to the back.
And glue the triangle tail to the top of the inside opening of the bag.
Finish by using a brown or black marker to color in curved hooves at the bottom of the legs.
Be sure to check out all of our fun Christmas craft ideas at Our Kid Things!