Last Minute Reindeer Christmas Craft for Kids
Can you believe Christmas is already just a few days away?!? If you're looking for a last minute craft to keep the kiddos busy before winter break, check out this adorable reindeer craft Rachelle featured over at What the Teacher Wants!
How to Complete the Craft
Make sure you have a supply of Candy Canes and cherry Dum Dums ready! To start, supply each child with a piece of red or green card stock that will serve as the background. Then have students trace the reindeer pattern onto brown construction paper (pattern can be found in Rachelle's post here) and cut it out. Be sure to cut a slit in the middle for the Dum Dum nose! Eyes are provided with the pattern as well, so you just have to print them onto white card stock and supply each child with a pair to cut out. Next, use tape (or a hot glue gun if available) to secure the reindeer ears (aka candy canes) to the card stock. Then glue the reindeer head and eyes in place, slip in the cute reindeer nose (cherry Dum Dum), add a bow or scarf that has been pre-cut from colorful cardstock and presto! Your reindeer craft is complete.
Added Bonus: You could also use this idea to create adorable holiday cards to send to Grandma and Grandpa (or aunts, uncles and cousins of course)! Simply shrink the size of the pattern and decorate only half of the cardstock with your reindeer craft. Note: miniature candy canes would work better for this variation. Once the reindeer is complete (and dry), fold the cardstock in half, have students add a cute note inside, slip into a stamped envelop and send them on their way!