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20 reindeer crafts for kids includes activities, DIY decorations and ornaments, STEM and math challenges, and other great ideas for Christmas.

Reindeer are hard to resist. First, they’re cute! Also noteworthy, Rudolph’s nose is so bright and shiny, you just can’t help but be drawn to it. These adorable critters are the perfect theme for holiday kid crafts and activities in the classroom or at home. I’ve gathered the best 20 reindeer activities for kids out there. Not only will children be creating reindeer masterpieces, but they’ll also be working on shape recognition, fine motor skills, and using their imagination.


20 Reindeer Crafts Your Students Will Love

1 – I Heart Crafty Things – Sponge Painted Reindeer
Not only is this a great craft project where kids can create this cute reindeer, but by cutting the sponges into triangles and rectangles, it helps with shape recognition.

2 – Artsy Momma – Reindeer Finger Puppet
Kids have incredible imaginations – you’ll be surprised by the adventures this cardstock reindeer finger puppet takes your child on.

3 – Twin Dragonfly Designs – Reindeer Magnet Craft
This fun reindeer magnet is a craft that will leave your fridge looking very festive.

4 – Powerful Mothering – Feed Rudolf Christmas Busy Bag
Children will work on their fine motor skills as they work hard to feed Rudolph the Reindeer.

5 – School Time Snippets – Color Matching Reindeer Clothespin Activity
These cute deer are missing their antlers! Their noses tell you what antlers belong to them. This is a great coloring matching activity.

6 – Proud to be Primary – Reindeer Friend Craftivity
Get kids to make a cute reindeer craft and creatively write about it with the “If I was a reindeer…” writing craftivity.

7 – The Educators’ Spin on It – Reindeer STEM Challenge for Kids
Looking for a way to combine Christmas and science together? Challenge kids to see how fast their reindeer can fly with this STEM activity.

8 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Paper Plate Reindeer Craft
You can never go wrong with paper plate projects. Break out the craft supplies for this easy to make reindeer kid craft.

9 – Kids Craft Room – Reindeer No-Sew Sock Puppets
It may just look like a sock to you, but this no-sew reindeer sock puppet will become your kid’s favorite new toy.

10 – The Resourceful Mama – Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
Toilet paper rolls are a super fun craft supply. Watch as it transforms into this simple and cute reindeer!

11 – Red Ted Art – Easy Kid Origami Reindeer Bookmark
This reindeer origami is adorable! It’s the perfect bookmark to use this holiday season.

12 – Buggy and Buddy – Handprint Reindeer Christmas Ornament
Handprint crafts are classic! This reindeer ornament is a fun project to do with your kids and leaves you with a precious keepsake.

13 – Mom Inspired Life – Racing Reindeer Number Line Activity
Learning is always way more fun with it is a game that involves dice and reindeer! Have a blast playing Racing Reindeer with your kids.

14 – I Heart Crafty Things – Yarn Wrapped Reindeer
With a few craft supplies and a little time, your child will have a fun time using their fine motor skills to wrap yarn, making this festive critter.

15 – Crafty Morning – Egg Carton Reindeer
Just like the TP rolls, egg cartons make awesome craft supplies, as well. Look at easy it is to make this Rudolph head. You and your child could make all of Santa’s reindeer!

16 – The Country Chic Cottage – Bottle Cap Reindeer Craft
Craft projects are perfect for upcycling – these easy to make bottle cap reindeer are no exception!

17 – Typically Simple – Cocoa Pebbles Reindeer Craft
This is one of the few times you can say playing with your food is allowed. Skip the milk and pair these Cocoa Pebbles with glue.

18 – Kids Craft Room – No-Cook Chocolate Play Dough Reindeer
Who can say no to squishy reindeer making fun with chocolate play dough?

19 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Reindeer Picture Frame Craft
Not only is making this reindeer frame a fun activity to do with your child, but, if you put in a picture of the child, it makes a great gift for grandparents!

20 – Fireflies and Mud Pies – Pine Cone Reindeer Ornaments
Make your little ones feel special and proud as they make this pinecone reindeer ornament and see it hung on the tree with all the other gorgeous decorations.

What’s your favourite reindeer activity?

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Whether you are looking for a cute DIY gift or for a unique door stopper this no-sew sock snowman craft is certainly something to try.

This craft is perfect for everyone who has been experiencing the missing sock phenomena (which is everyone really) as now you know what you can do with all the odd socks.

No-Sew Sock Snowman Craft Tutorial

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What you need

  • 1 white sock
  • 1 sock in color for the hat
  • rice
  • rubber bands (or thread)
  • colourful buttons
  • ribbons
  • glue gun
  • markers or paint
  • orange pom poms

The first few pictures show a black sock – you need to use a white one – the black sock is from another sock craft tutorial we have – the procedure is the same.


Start by filling your white sock with rice. You will need a hefty amount (we were quite surprised to see how much rice can go into one sock).

Once you are happy with the amount (and size) of your sock snowman tie the top with the rubber band.

Take another rubber band and place in the middle – more to the upper side – of the rice filled sock to form the head shape.

Now glue the buttons to the bottom side by using a glue gun (glue dots do a fairly good job too).

Draw the mouth and eyes with a black marker or with black paint.

We also added pink cheeks (Crayola washable paints were great for the job). We made the nose out of two orange pom poms – turned out amazing.


Add a ribbon for the scarf – we fount that glue dots and glue gun work best for ribbons, while other glues kind of fail miserably. You can cut off excess white sock (or you can tuck it in the hat we will be making next).

Cut the colored  sock (we cut the foot part, without heel). Roll it a bit and place it on the head of your snowman. You can leave it as it is or you can secure it with some glue.

This sock snowman is ready to rock.

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Funky Sock Monkeys is a super fun sock place where sock monkey doll patterns can be used to bring your socks alive! 

Find out what a sock toy actually is, if you don't already know and how you can create your very own sock animals and creatures.

If you are feeling crafty you can easily learn how to make a stuffed sock pal. No experience is needed, just give it a go!

You'll find the free sock monkey doll patterns and instructions are easy to follow and in no time at all you'll have your very own lovable sock monkey dolls. You can also make different sock animals not just monkeys. We also have fun craft ideas and lots of other groovy monkey and sock stuff to look at.

You can find socks to add to your sock collection, either to wear or to make into some crazy sock creatures. There are so many styles and colors to choose from purple, blue, pink, striped, animal prints........ the list just goes on and on.

That is great news for those of us who love socks, whether we are going to be wearing them or transforming them into a lovable, hug-able creatures.

Funky-sock-monkeys is all about sharing ideas and having some fun easy craft projects to provide some inspiration on different ways you can add cuddly, soft monkeys and other sock toys into your family. If you are new to making sock monkeys well a word of warning, it can be additive, seriously, but boy is it fun!

Many unique animals can be made by adjusting the basic sock monkey doll patterns and the sock elephant pattern, such as cats, dogs, cows, bears, zebras, giraffes, reindeer, aardvarks. Aardvarks? Yes, well the first elephant that I ever made looks more like an aardvark. It was a rough day!

If you are wanting a classic looking sock animal, you'll be needing Original Rockford Red Heel socks, otherwise you can use whatever socks you like.

I personally love trying out different patterned socks, the results are so varied and it's fun to see what personality the sock monkey dolls come out with. 

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Ho Ho Ho, where is Santa Claus’s and his sleigh? The flock of sock reindeer is waiting for Santa to fly-fly-fly up to the sky to send out the love and joy to the world. I am so excited that Christmas is soon to come and we are getting ready to have whole lots of fun during the festive.

Are you ready for Christmas? I have started sewing and making Christmas gifts since last month, I hope I am able to finish my to-do list by end of November **wink wink** then I am able to go off for a 2 weeks holiday vacation **yay yay**. Though Handmade requires longer lead time to complete, however, the effort and thoughts are priceless, not to mention the uniqueness of every piece you have made.

Sock Reindeer – Free Sewing Pattern

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These hooded onesie suited Sock Reindeer dolls were sewed from a single Christmas theme chenille sock and a single plain sock, some felts and button eyes. If you are sewing them for a little baby and toddler, please omit the button eyes and replace them with felt to be baby safe. Click page 2 to get the complete pattern and tutorial to sew. If you are unable to find the desire socks, you may get them from Craft Passion Shop at a reasonable price. Craft Passion Shop ships to worldwide.

“Hello, I am StripyRed The Sock Reindeer. Welcome to Craft Passion to learn how to sew the sock reindeer flock. The flock was made up of 12 sock reindeer, and each of us has our own special onesie suit.”

I hope that you would help to sew more of sock reindeer dolls, make them as gifts for the kids, they will be so happy to own one of the flock. Craft Passion would like to wish all the readers an early Merry Christmas, may peace, joy and happiness be with you forever.

Happy Sewing!

How To Sew Sock Reindeer

Difficulty: Intermediate
Finished size: about 12″ tall

Make: 1
1. Sock (crew length), Christmas theme, microfiber/fuzzy/chenille socks, adult size, solid color, single
2. Sock (crew length), plain, cotton or wool, adult size, solid color, single
3. Button eye 8mm dome-shaped, black, 2; or equivalent button
4. Embroidery floss, yellow
5. Felt: Brown (6″ x 3″, 2 pcs.) , Red (2″ x 2″) and White (3″ x 2″)
6. Poly-fill stuffing material
7. Sewing threads (matching colors)
8. Jingle bell and yarn or string
9. Reindeer: Antlers, Nose & Eyes template
10. Card / paper (for template printing)

1. Sewing machine or, you can hand-sew without machine
2. Long sewing needle (about 2″) and pins
3. Water Soluble Fabric Marker
4. Pen
5. Scissors
6. Blunt point tweezers or an awl
7. Ruler
8. Printer

Seam Allowance: approx. 1/4″ – 3/8″ (loose-knit and thinner sock material need to have bigger seam allowance as the loose-knit can be ripped off easily.)

Since the sock is stretched after stuffed, thick sock with close-knit yields better quality than a thin sock.
Click here to shop for Microfiber chenille socks set in Christmas Theme to make Sock Reindeer.
Due to it’s weaving process, chenille socks will tend to have holes. If this happened to your, just stitch up to mend the hole, the fussy fiber will cover up the stitches.

Always massage the stuffed parts to loosen up the lumps. Roll the long cylindrical parts with both hands to smooth out the lumps, it will also help to make the parts longer and firmer too.

Download the template of Reindeer: Antlers, Nose & Eyes, print it out on a card or paper without any scaling (counter-check the 2″ scale indicator on the template sheet).
Cut out the templates.

Gather all the materials and tools as listed above.
Always pre-wash the socks before sewing them into sock toy.

Trace the templates onto the respective felts – Antlers on brown felt; Nose on red felt; Muzzle and Eyes on white felt.

1. Stack both brown felt together and align, sew 1/8″ inside the tracing lines with matching brown thread. Do not sew the bottom edge of the antler. Cut the felt along the tracing lines, no seam allowance needed.
2. Stuff the antlers with poly-fill stuffing through the small opening that we didn’t sew up. Use a pair of blunt tip tweezers to stuff. Set aside.
3. Use the cap of the marker to draw a half circle on the white felt to make a smiling lip.
4. Embroider it with yellow embroidery floss. Set aside.

1. Sew a running stitch around the edge of the red circle felt with red thread.
2. Pull tight to gather the edge. Knot it securely.
3 & 4. Stuff the nose with poly-fill stuffing. Stuff it real hard to make a firm round nose. Set aside.

Cut the heel gusset (the triangle piece) from the socks. Trash it or keep it for another project.
Cut the foot part (x + x’) from the socks, cut it into halve on both plain socks and chenille socks. x is for reindeer’s head, x’ on the plain sock is for reindeer’s legs, x’ on chenille sock is for reindeer’s arms.
The whole leg part of chenille sock is for the body of reindeer.
On the Plain sock, cut about 1 1/2″ from the leg part, y, this is for reindeer’s arms. The ribbing area, z, is for the reindeer’s ears and tail.
Refer to the picture for better illustration.

Pair the arms part and legs part of the plain sock to the chenille sock.
Turn the plain sock with wrong side facing out, insert the chenille sock into the plain sock, align the raw edges. Check: The socks must be facing each other on the right side.

Sew the aligned edges with a sewing machine, with a seam allowance of 1/4″.
Pull the sock a little while sewing, this will stretch the sock and give a better pull-stretch for stuffing

Flatten the arm part, leg part, and ears-tail part with wrong side facing out, align the seam lines of both layers and pin them together. For stripes socks, align the stripes on both layers and pin, this will give a better stripe alignment at the seam line.
Draw the outline for the legs, arms, ears, and tail on the sock. Get a larger picture here.
Sew along the drawing lines. The join of the plain-chenille is thick to sew, sew slowly and carefully, use an awl to press the chenille sock down to reduce the thickness so that it is easier for the presser foot to get over. Remember to pull the sock slightly while sewing.

1. Cut all pieces out with at least 1/8″ seam allowance.
2. Turn all pieces with right side facing out.
3. Stuff body until it is firmed at the leg part and gradually reduce the firmness towards to the top. Then, stuff arms until the beige part is firmed, add a little poly-stuffing material to the chenille sock part. Lastly, stuff the tail firmly. Set aside.

1. Stuff the head part of the plain sock with poly-fill stuffing material until it is about the size of a fist.
2. Sew running stitch 1/4″ from the edge, pull to close the opening. Push the raw edges into the head. It is alright if the gap is not completely closed.
3. Roll the head until it is round and smooth.
4. Insert the plain sock ball into the red stripes chenille sock.

Fold up the raw edge of the chenille sock and stitch to the beige sock ball. Make sure the raw edge is caught in the thread so that it won’t stray out from the head.

1. Make the ear indentation on the side of the head, slightly higher than mid-length of the head, as shown.
2, 3 & 4. Use 4 strands of thread, make a few stitches across the head to the opposite and pull to create the dent. The head will turn into an oval shape.

Stitch the dome-shaped button eyes and the white eye felt to the head, near to the chenille hood, on the same level of the ear indentation.
First, you sew to attach 1 eye, knot. Insert the needle back to the face and come out from another eye marking, pull to sunken the first eye and indent the second eye placement, knot.
Sew the second eye at the indentation, knot then bring the needle out from the first eye, knot again.

Place the white muzzle felt of the face and stitch along the edges with white sewing thread.
Stuff some poly-fill into the muzzle to give it a body before finishing up with the rest of the sewing.

Sew to attach the red round nose on the top of the muzzle.

Next, we are going to sew the ears and antlers on the sock reindeer.

Since I am using the elastic ribbing part of the sock for the ears, I pull out all the elastic thread and removed them from the socks but this is absolutely optional.

1. This is how I secure the knot so that the knot won’t escape forming the knits of the socks.
2. Sew to close the opening of the ears.
3. Fold the ears to half and sew along the base and half on the side.
4. Pull to shape the ear. Repeat to make 2 ears.

Place the ears on the indentation position, with the ears pointing down, pin and sew around. Repeat the same to the other ears. Eyeballing the position and pointing the direction of the ears so that they come out to be identical.

Position and pin the antlers on the head of the reindeer.

Stitch around firmly. Make sure your stitches go further into the head and catch the plain sock part. If you sew the antlers to the chenille socks only, they won’t stay firm for long.

Next, we are going to do the final assembly to attach the head to the body, arms, and tail.

Sew to close all the openings of the body and the arms.
1. Give them a good roll by using your both hands to compress and roll, just like when you are rolling dough into a cylindrical shape.
2. Arms: Right – Before, Left – After.
3. Body – Before.
4. Body – After.

Stitch the body to the bottom of the head. At this point of progress, you will feel that the head is a bit weak and will not stand upright very well without support.

Sew the arms at both sides between the head and the body.
Sew around, sew the top of the arm to the head and sew the armpit to the body.

Repeat the same to the other arms. After both arms are attached, the body will now hold up the head properly.

Turn to the back of the sock reindeer and sew the tail.
Tie a jingle bell to the neck with a string of yarn.

Hello, I am Stripy Red the Reindeer. I was born in 2015 from the creator of Craft Passion, Joanne.L. I am ready to send happiness and merriness to the world during the festive season. Please duplicate us and stuff as many of us into the Christmas stocking, the kids will love you and me forever.

My flock of Sock Reindeer wishes to say “Merry Christmas” to all of you here!

Now, we are waiting for Santa Claus’s sleigh to arrive and HO HO HO, we could fly on the sky to send out the happy goodies.

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