These fun reindeer story puppets are a great way for children to learn about reindeers while working on their fine motor and literacy skills.
Reindeer Story Puppets
To create these gorgeous puppies, you will need:
- coloured craft paper
- popsicle sticks / paddlepop sticks
- black marker or pen
- craft glue
- Reindeer Template
Select coloured craft papers that you want to use to make your reindeer. Trace the patterns from the provided template on the selected craft papers and cut them out.
Paste the antlers on the top side of the head pattern, then paste the round paper cutout in the middle of the body pattern. Next, paste the nose (small red cutout) on the medium oval shaped cutout. Lastly, paste the bell pattern in the middle of the curved strip (collar).
Paste the oval shaped cutout (with the nose) near the bottom side of the head pattern.
Paste the small strips on the open ends of the leg parts attached to the body pattern.
Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes and mouth of the Reindeer puppet. Paste the collar piece near the top side of the body pattern and the inside ear bits to the ears.
Paste the head pattern on the top side of the body pattern.
Lastly, paste the Reindeer onto a popsicle stick to complete the puppet.
Create a story and use your puppets to help you tell it.
You could also use these reindeer (without the popsicle stick) as gift tags on Christmas gifts or paste to the front of a homemade Christmas card!