Christmas Reindeer Paper Roll Craft

These paper roll reindeer make the easiest and most adorable Christmas kid’s craft idea. Younger and older toddlers can make this with a little glue, pipe cleaner and pompoms.

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Set up this quick Christmas reindeer paper roll craft for kids and have a puppet show or just the most adorable holiday decorations.


Paper Roll Reindeer Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love easy crafts that use basic supplies. Paper rolls are available from every store (or from your own home), pompoms are loved by nearly all children, and pipe cleaners are a staple for the art bin.

Using these kid-friend craft supplies, set up this easy Christmas craft for the little ones. Once they’re made have the kids put on a puppet show (make this Santa paper roll) or these three wisemen for accompaniment)… Okay, they’re gnomes but listen, they can work as wisemen, right?

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Tips for Setting Up This Fun Christmas Craft Idea

  • If you’re just setting up a little craft area for the kids, choose a starter craft kit for kids like this. Big bonus: it’s all contained.
  • Use paper rolls from the house or these sturdy paper tubes if you’d like to make a keepsake ornament or display piece for the grandparents.
  • If you have littles younger than 2.5, you might want to cut the pipe cleaners in advance and let them tie them on.
  • Googly eyes tend to move around a bit until the glue sets. If you’d like, glue them on and give the paper roll with eyes to the younger kids.
  • My daughter LOVED the color and glitter glues out there – consider getting a colorful kit for your craft room. We love ours and replenish it still.
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How to Make the Reindeer Paper Roll

Below is the written tutorial. Note that you can print it out and take the instructions with the image collage to the table for the kids to follow.

Yield: 1 Reindeer Roll

Reindeer Paper Roll for Kids

square image of three reindeer paper roll Christmas crafts made with pipe cleaners and pompoms with text which reads ruffles and rain boots

Set up this easy Christmas craft for kids and let the little ones decorate their space with a reindeer paper roll. Grab a few basic craft supplies you probably have around the house and let's get started.

Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • paper roll
  • red, black, or brown pom poms (nose)
  • small googly eyes
  • brown pipe cleaners (antlers)
  • ribbon (scarf)


  • glue (or glue gun with supervision)
  • scissors
  • ruler


  1. Glue the eyes and nose onto the paper roll.
  2. Wrap ribbon around the paper roll under the nose for a quick scarf.
  3. Bend a full pipe cleaner into a v-shape and place inside the paper roll. You can glue or leave it the antler poised there until after the next step.
  4. Cut another pipe cleaner down into 2 or 3 inch pieces with scissors (can use the ruler).
  5. Twist the pieces onto the each antler and shape as desired and display your reindeer paper roll!step by step process of how to make a reindeer paper roll craft for kids


Paper roll crafts make creative and easy puppets for pretend play. Be sure to check out all of the paper roll crafts (many with printable templates) at

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More Christmas Crafts for Kids You Might Like

  • Santa Paper Roll – This guy was such a bit hit. It’s the beard, I’m sure of it.
  • Gnome Paper Roll Craft – A little paint will have the kids dancing these gnomes around in no time.
  • All Paper Roll Crafts – From Disney to Harry Potter, we love putting together easy templates for paper roll crafts. Scroll through the pictures and choose another bit of easy-to-set-up fun.

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