We love easy paper plate crafts! Of course we had to create one for Christmas!

Shared below is a cute Paper Plate Reindeer Craft for kids. This craft is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids will enjoy making it too!

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

One thing I love about this craft is that it's also a keepsake craft. Use your child's handprint to create the reindeer's antlers, then simply invite your child to sign and date the back.

To make this craft you will need:

  • Brown paper plates (alternatively, you could invite kids to paint white paper plates with brown paint)
  • Large wiggly eyes
  • Brown construction paper (2 shades)
  • Red pom pom
  • Glue stick
  • String or brown pipe cleaner
  • Tape

After gathering supplies, trace your child's hand on the lighter shade of brown construction paper. As they are cutting out their handprint, draw the shape of ears onto the darker shade of construction paper. Invite your child to cut the ears out as well.

Use a glue stick to secure the ears, antlers, wiggly eyes, and pom pom nose to the brown paper plate.

Tape a loop of string or pipe cleaner to the back of the paper plate so that children can hang their reindeer on the Christmas tree!