Christmas will be here before we know it. It is one of our favorite times of the year to bring out the paint and get creative. Download our free reindeer handprint template below and create a wonderful keepsake.
Get hands-on with festive fun through the reindeer handprint activity, a delightful addition to your lineup of Christmas activities for kids.
This is such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories.
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Handprint Reindeer Craft
You probably have all of the supplies to make this fun little reindeer art.
This free reindeer Christmas handprint craft is free to print but is for personal or classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page to get the pdf file.
Craft supplies needed:
- cardstock (or if you want to print it on colored paper we love this colorful cardstock)
- washable paints
- coloring pens
- googly eyes and glue (Optional)
- Wipes!! It helps to have these handy so you don’t make a complete mess of your table!
How to create the reindeer handprint craft:
Print out the reindeer handprint template below, it will print out on one page and will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.
You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.
Grab the supplies above and get creating!
Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We have decided to use brown for our reindeer.
Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!
Cover their hands with paint and place one hand pointing up using the fingers as the antlers. The other hand should be placed facing downwards to use as the reindeer legs.
Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.
Pull the child’s hand up carefully, ensuring you don’t smudge the handprints.
Let it dry completely before adding googly eyes and coloring the snowflakes and the reindeer ears. Why not also give Rudolph a red nose?
Why not download our free reindeer food printable and make some magical food for the reindeer on Christmas Eve?
The kids will also enjoy creating reindeer fingerprint ornaments, these also make great personalized gifts.
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Other Christmas activities you will enjoy:
- Christmas coloring cards
- Free printable advent calendar to color
- Handprint Christmas tree template
- If I were a reindeer worksheet
- Reindeer worksheets for preschoolers
- Parts of a reindeer worksheet
Older kids will also enjoy our free life cycle of a reindeer worksheets.
Check out all of our free kids handprint art
Best reindeer books for kids
When the kids have completed their masterpiece treat them to a new reindeer themed book:
Tips for downloading the free files
Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!
Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.
Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.
Download the free handprint reindeer craft template
Last Updated on 8 January 2024 by homeschoolof1