We’ve had a wonderful time this week teaming up with Baker Ross to bring you the cutest Christmas craft ever! If you love interactive crafts as much as we do then you and the children will want to make a whole herd of these adorable Reindeer Puppets.
Nothing beats the kids getting creative AND being able to play with their creations too does it? These Rudolf Puppets are so fun to make and act out stories with and because they double up to be surprise greeting cards they are perfect for sharing some festive cheer to friends and family too. They are Christmas on a stick literally!
They are so easy to make with the FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE. Scroll down to get your and see the step by step instructions.
Greeting Card Reindeer Puppets Tutorial
Don’t you just love these cute reindeer puppets? They are perfect for playing with and sharing. Won’t your friends be totally smitten with their cute faces and jingle bells and simply delighted to undo the ribbon and read their own personal message? Just gorgeous!
Reindeer Greeting Card Puppet Supplies
You don’t need much to make these gorgeous reindeer puppets and we got all our supplies from the wonderful craft collection at Baker Ross. Scroll on down to the bottom of this post for your free printable template.
- Free Printable Template (Get it at the bottom of this post.)
- 2 Shades Brown Card
- White Paper
- Jingle Bells
- Red and White Buttons
- Red or Green Ribbon
- Plain Craft Sticks
- Glue Stick
- PVA Glue
- Marker Pen
How To Make Reindeer Puppet Greeting Cards
1 – It’s super easy to make these cute reindeer puppets using the printable template. Grab yours at the end of this post, print it and cut out the pieces.
2 – Lay your template pieces onto your brown card. We chose 2 different shades from Baker Ross’ bumper Autumn Card & Paper pack. The quality is excellent so we didn’t need to worry about rips or tears and we still have loads left for more crafty goodness.
3 – Fold your Reindeer Puppet’s head piece in half and glue in the Inner Writing Sheet. We chose white paper but you can use any colour you like.
4 – Glue your reindeer’s antlers and ears onto the back of the head, behind the writing sheet.
5 – It wouldn’t be a Rudolf puppet without a red nose so we used some gorgeous little Coloured Buttons from Baker Ross. The red buttons were perfect for the reindeer’s nose and the white buttons made cute eyes. I can never resist buttons can you?
6 – Rudolf won’t be able to chat to Santa without a mouth so we drew one on with marker pen. You can add eye lashes and inner ears too if you fancy.
7 – I fell in love with Baker Ross’ colourful Metallic Bells as soon as I saw them and knew they’d be just perfect for the reindeer puppets. We threaded 3 onto some thin satin ribbon approximately 45cm long, folded it in half and tied it in a knot to hold the bells at the half way mark.
The ribbon and bells makes a gorgeous jingly, jangly embellishment to your Christmas puppets and it cleverly closes the greeting card with a pretty little bow too. Aren’t they just darling?
8 – Glue a popsicle stick onto the back of the reindeer and lay your ribbon over it at the reindeer’s neck. Position the ribbon so that the metallic bells are just off to one side of the popsicle stick. This means they will hang prettily at the front of the reindeer puppet when you are finished.
9 – Before you close your reindeer puppet remember to write your special message inside. We couldn’t resist a “You are Deer to me”!
10 – Finish off this simple reindeer craft by shutting the reindeer greeting card and securing it by tying the ribbon in a bow at the front. If your ribbons are a bit long snip off the excess.
Now you’ve got a gorgeous greeting card and Christmas puppet in one, what fun! We think these reindeer are a super cute way to spread some Christmas love and cheer don’t you?
Print the instructions below: