This snowflake reindeer craft is a fun Christmas one to include in your rotation of festive activities. It gives little learners a chance to use scissors and paint and help create an animal craft. Download the free printable to make this craft super easy to put together.
The original plan for this activity was to create a neutral snowflake reindeer paper craft. The neutral paper proved to be a little hard to cut into snowflakes, so my little charges moved on to cutting shapes from coffee filters instead. This led to painting them in pink, purple, and turquoise hues, not anywhere near actual reindeer colors. So we ended up making brown red-nosed reindeer, and others in turquoise, pink, and purple hues.
Snowflake Reindeer Craft Supplies
Gather the following supplies to make this cute snowflake reindeer craft:
- round coffee filters
- brown, pink, purple, and turquoise liquid watercolors or tempera paint blocks
- paint pots
- brown, turquoise, purple, white, cream, and grey cardstock paper
- red, pink, and teal pompoms
- wiggly eyes
- glue stick
- white glue
The Snowflake Reindeer Craft
Next, invite participants to paint a snowflake light brown, using liquid watercolor paint or tempera blocks made wet with water.
While the painted coffee filter snowflakes are drying, cut reindeer heads and legs from brown cardstock, and antlers from cream-colored cardstock. Older children can do this themselves. Feel free to download this pattern to make craft preparation easier.
This printable is for individual or one classroom use only.
Afterward, have participants use a glue stick to adhere their decorated snowflake to the center of 8 ½ x 11-inch or 12-inch x 12-inch cardstock paper.
Then guide them in using their glue stick to tack on the reindeer’s head, antlers, and legs.
Finally, have them use white glue to adhere two wiggly eyes and a red pompom nose to their reindeer.
In addition to having children paint snowflakes in a neutral hue, set out a few other paint colors. Purple, pink, and turquoise are good color choices for painting them. Offer complementary-colored cardstock for the reindeer heads, antlers, noses, and legs.
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