Handprint Reindeer Craft

I can't believe that Christmas is almost here already (where did 2021 go?!). If you need a last minute gift, you'll love this handprint reindeer craft for toddlers or preschoolers. It's super easy to make and your toddler is sure to love it! Older kids can even make these all on their own. Follow the step by step directions below to make your own reindeer handprint.

Handprint reindeer craft
 

Looking for more Christmas handprint crafts? You'll love this footprint reindeer we did.

Handprint reindeer

Some of our favourite gifts to make are keepsake gifts for family and this reindeer handprint craft is perfect for that. You can laminate it and make a hanging ornament with some ribbon, create a cute Christmas card, or even put it in a small frame with the words "Merry Christmas 2021" on it.

There are so many ideas that would be so cute for this handprint reindeer! It also makes a great indoor craft activity while school is out too. It would go great to make before or after reading a Christmas story.

Scroll down below to get started making your own reindeer handprint!

Reindeer handprint craft


Reindeer Handprint Craft


Handprint reindeer - supplies


  • Large roll of paper
  • Paint - brown
  • Googly eyes
  • Red buttons (or gems)
  • Glue stick
  • Pen - gold
  • Scissors

How to make your reindeer handprint


STEP ONE: Gather up all your supplies


Before you get started, gather up everything you need to make it easier. The attention span of toddlers is pretty short, so we want to make sure we aren't wasting time running around finding things. 

Roll out your paper before you start.



STEP TWO: Paint reindeer handprints


Take your child's hand and paint the entirety of their palm with your brown paint.  They may want to do this themselves as my little boy did here! 

handprint craft

toddler handprint craft

Next, press your toddlers hands on to the rolled out paper. Try to press their hands down firmly, keeping them still as you do so. We chose to make lots of reindeers so we covered our paper in handprints (some came out better than others).

reindeer handprints

Leave the handprints to dry. 

reindeer handpint craft


STEP THREE: Decorate reindeer handprints


Next, invite your toddler to help you decorate the reindeer! Glue on the googly eyes, buttons, and gems and use the gold pen to add details.

handprint reindeer craft for kids

reindeer handprint craft for kids

You can turn your handprints into either a reindeer head or the full body reindeer - you decide! 

handprint reindeer craft for toddlers

reindeer handprint craft for toddlers

STEP FOUR: Finalise your reindeer handprint craft


To finalise the craft, decide what you want to use your reindeer handprints for and cut out each handprint you made. You can use them for Christmas cards, Christmas tags, or laminate them and turn them into hanging ornaments.

You may also want to date the back if you'll be using it as a keepsake gift.

Reindeer handprint

We hope you enjoy helping your toddler or older kids to make this fun reindeer handprint craft! It makes such a great keepsake gift or decoration for your home or to gift to loved ones. They are sure to love this handprint reindeer!

Handprint reindeer craft for kids. Easy Christmas handprint craft for toddlers. Reindeer handprint.



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