Ho ho ho! ‘Tis the season for holiday crafts! If you’re looking for a fun, easy and educational Christmas craft to do with the kids, look no further than this adorable Laced Paper Plate Reindeer.
With their handprint antlers these paper plate reindeers look so cute and their laced edges makes them great for building fine motor skills too!
These laced paper plate reindeer are really easy to make with just a paper plate and a few simple craft supplies you’ve probably got already. It’s a super fun and easy activity to get into the Christmas spirit and build fine motor skills.
This reindeer lacing craft is great for kids of all ages, from toddlers to preschoolers to big kids. They’ll love threading the yarn round the paper plate to create their very own reindeer. It’s the perfect way to work on fine motor skills and it’s really easy to differentiate and adjust the difficulty level to suit the needs of your children. Simply add more or less sewing holes and positioning them closer or further apart.
This Laced Paper Plate Reindeer Craft is a fun and easy fine motor holiday craft for kids! Plus, it’s a cute and festive decoration for the the home or classroom. You could even write a Christmas greeting on the back and gift them to friends and family. With their handprint antlers they’ll make great keepsakes too!
So grab your paper plates and join me below for some Christmas crafting fun!
Laced Reindeer Paper Plate Christmas Craft For Kids
- Paper Plate
- Brown Acrylic Paint
- Wiggle Eyes
- Red Yarn
- Paper, Red, Black, White
- Hole Punch
- Sticky Tape
How to Make a Fine Motor Reindeer Craft
1 – Start by painting a paper plate brown with acrylic paint. (We use acrylics because they only need one coat.)
2 – Draw around your hands a couple of times onto cardstock, cut them out and paint them brown too. (You can use an old cereal box or similar.)
3 – When the paint is dry use your hole puncher to make holes all around the edge of the paper plate.
4 – Cut a length of red yarn and tape it onto the back of the paper plate. Then invite kids to laced it in and out of the holes. You can let them doing any way they like or show them the looped stitch that you can see on our laced gingerbread man craft, or running stitch methods we used here. (You’ll notice that we doubled the yarn to make it thicker and show up more.) Keep threading all around the edge of the plate and sticky tape the loose end onto the back.
5 – Cut some facial features from coloured paper and glue them on. You’ll need eyes, a big red nose and a smiling mouth. You’ll see we added some wiggle eyes too.
6 – Then make some reindeer antlers from your handprints and glue them on.
7 – Finish your Laced Paper Plate Reindeer by cutting out some ears and sticking them onto the back of the head.
This Cute reindeer craft is a great way to decorate the home or classroom and to build fine motor skills this holiday. Why not try our Laced Paper Plate Gingerbread People too?
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