If you are looking for reindeer crafts for toddlers or preschooler then this Flying Paper Cup Reindeer Craft is a must! DIY Rudolfs are super quick and easy to make from paper cups and the kids will have a blast playing with them too.
Pull the string at the bottom and Rudolf shoots upwards. Release the string and he flies back down to earth! This is such a fun interactive reindeer craft for Christmas.
When the kids have finished playing with their reindeer crafts you can just leave them hanging up because they make lovely Christmas decorations too.
This Flying Paper Cup Reindeer Craft goes really well with our Paper Cup Jumping Elf Puppets. They both use the same principle to move and are lovely fun Christmas crafts for kids.
Flying Paper Cup Reindeer Craft Tutorial
Supplies To Make Paper Cup Reindeer:
- Brown Paper Cups
- Light and Dark Brown Cardstock
- Red Yarn
- Red Pom Poms
- Wiggle Eyes
- Black Marker
How To Make Paper Cup Reindeer For Christmas
1 – Start your flying reindeer craft by making two small holes in the base of your brown paper cup.
2 – Next cut an arm span of red yarn and thread the two ends through the holes in the bottom of the paper cup to leave a loop. Pull the ends of the yarn through the paper cup and tie them together.
3 – Cut four thin strips of light brown cardstock to make the reindeer legs and concertina fold them. You can make them as long or short as you like.
4 – Cut four dark brown reindeer hooves and glue them onto the end of the legs.
5 – Glue the reindeer’s legs into the inside of the paper cup.
6 – Cut some reindeer antlers from light brown cardstock.
7 – Then make some small ears from light brown cardstock too and fold over the ends slightly.
9 – Finish off your flying reindeer by drawing on a friendly smile.
How To Make Rudolf Fly
Now your interactive flying reindeer is ready to be enjoyed! To make Rudolf fly pull the two bottom strings out to the side. This will push him up the length of the yarn. When you bring your hands back together he will fall back down. You can make your reindeer fly up and down over and over! Such fun.
If you are as totally crazy over reindeer crafts for Christmas as we are then take a peek at our other favourites too. We love:
- Free Printable Reindeer Antler Headbands
- Reindeer Greeting Cards (free printable)
- 3D Accordion Reindeer Toys
- Reindeer Sock Puppets
- Reindeer STEM challenge – can you make your reindeer fly?
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