Here’s an instructional video that we filmed for ehow.com that shows two cute reindeer projects that you can do with your toddlers and preschool-age children. You can read the instructions, and then view the video to see more.
The first project is a really adorable hand print craft that you can do with infants, toddlers, or preschoolers. Using brown washable paint, simply paint their hand, and have them make them hand print on a piece of colored construction paper or cardstock. Once it’s dry, simply silhouette cut around the hand print. And now, it looks like a face with the antlers. Add on some googly eyes and a nose, with glue dots or some tacky glue. You can use this cute reindeer as an ornament, or put a magnet on the back to hang on the refrigerator.
Toilet paper tube Reindeer
The next reindeer project is made out of a toilet paper tube. Beforehand you will need to cut a rectangular piece of brown paper the same height as your toilet paper tube. And then, you can have the child wrap it around, take some tape and attach to the tube to make the reindeer body. You can use some glue dots with some googly eyes and have the children stick those on, along with a red pom pom for the nose. And then, they can take a marker, they can decorate it any way they want to make the face.
For the antlers, help children take a pipe cleaner and that has been cut it in half, make a cross and then, wrap it around. Then, they bend each end up, so that it looks more like a W (view the video to see how this is done). The antlers then get taped onto the inside of the toilet paper tube, and you have your reindeer!
For a look at the projects — take a peek at the video!