This year, my children watched Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer for the first time. I was so excited to show them a classic holiday movie that I watched every Christmas when I was a child. After watching the movie, my children wanted to make a reindeer craft to add to all of our other holiday crafts for kids. So, we created a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cardboard Tube Craft.
- Cardboard Tube
- Brown Puffy Paint (Read the directions below to find out how to make your own puffy paint)
- Paint Brush
- Hole Punch
- Brown Pipe Cleaner
- Googly Eyes
- Red Pom Pom
- Cut the cardboard tube to your desired length depending on how tall or short you want your reindeer. We used several paper towel rolls and cut many different sizes so we would have a variety of reindeer.
- Paint the cardboard tube with brown puffy paint. To make your own puffy paint, mix 2 tablespoons of shaving cream and 2 tablespoons of white glue. Add about 2 tablespoons of brown tempera paint depending on what shade of brown you want your reindeer. Mix the ingredients together.
- After the paint dries, poke a hole on each side of the cardboard tube near the top with the hole punch.
- Cut the pipe cleaner in half and put one end inside of the hole. Put a piece of tape inside of the cardboard tube to hold the pipe cleaner in place.
- Wrap the other half of the pipe cleaner around to form the antlers.
- Glue on the googly eyes and red pom pom.
After creating our Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cardboard Tube Craft, we ordered a few Rudolph books. (My son loves to order things from Amazon!) Here are a couple of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer books that you and your children might enjoy:
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Little Golden Book)
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Life-the-Tab
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Slide and Find
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up
- 12- Book Library: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- First Look and Find: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer