This adorable Toilet Paper Reindeer Craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Best of all, it’s super easy to make – all you need is some toilet paper, glue, and a few other simple materials. Get ready to create some holiday cheer with this fun and festive toilet paper reindeer craft!
Toilet Paper Reindeer Craft
Can you believe it is time to start Christmas crafting with the kids? I feel like the holidays have snuck up on us and while I am not as prepared as normal, I am ready for some last minute and easy to make Christmas crafts and so are the kids.
Who doesn’t love a good toilet paper roll craft? They are so easy to make and look adorable. My kids love making them and with a family of 6 we always have plenty of empty toilet paper rolls. This easy reindeer craft is perfect for kids of all ages.
This is the perfect last minute Christmas craft! I know you want to get your home ready for Christmas, and what better way than with this super simple Toilet Paper Reindeer Craft? Kids will love this easy craft. It can be used as a decoration or as a toy, like a cute little puppet, or as a toy for a Christmas play scene.
Easy Christmas Crafts for kids
- Coffee filter snowflakes
- Reindeer Slime
- Felt Christmas Tree
- Handprint Christmas Tree Towels
- Reindeer Handprint Towels
- Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree
- Gingerbread Playdough
Is It Sanitary To Use Toilet Paper Rolls For Crafts?
Worried about using toilet paper rolls for crafts because of the germs? Don’t be! You can easily sanitize toilet paper rolls by giving them a quick wipe down with a Lysol or Clorox wipe. This isn’t a necessary step, but it is a simple way to ease your mind about germs that might be on the roll. Let them air dry for a minute or two, and then they will be good to go for your craft
What Can I Use to Make Antlers For a Reindeer Craft?
I am making the antlers for this reindeer craft using pipe cleaners. These are the easiest to make antlers. You can use yarn or rope that has been hardened using spray starch. A floral wire that is wrapped with red yarn is another way. Another idea is to use cardboard.
What Can I Do With a Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer?
This toilet paper roll reindeer is a great craft to keep kids busy. But what should you do with it when they are done? Kids will love to play with the reindeer. It can be used as a puppet or as part of a play set. This can keep kids entertained for hours. it also makes a fun decoration. kids can make a whole reindeer set.
Variations to Making a Reindeer
If you do not have brown paper to wrap the rolls, you can also use paint. Depending on the age of the child, you might want to use brown finger paint. This makes it easy for the kids to paint without worrying that the paint will ruin anything or stay on your child’s skin.
Older kids might like to use acrylic paint with paintbrushes.
Googly Eyes are great for making the eyes of the reindeer. Kids can also paint the eyes on their faces. Another option is to leave the face plain and not add the eyes.
Tips for making this craft
Set out the supplies. Make your life easier by having all of the supplies the kids will need ahead of time.
Allow the glue to dry. So the paper doesn’t slide off the toilet paper roll be sure to let the glue dry completely.
Use Glue Dots, Glue Stick or Double Stick Tape when making this craft with little kids to avoid a lot of glue mess.
Supplies for Toilet Paper Reindeer
- 1 Cardboard Roll
- 1 Sheet Brown craft Paper
- Tiny Red Pom Pom
- 1 Brown Wire Pipe Cleaner (Chenille Wire)
- 1 Red Wire Pipe Cleaner (Chenille Wire)
- 1 Tiny Bell
Tools You Will Need
- Glue, Glue Dots, Glue Stick or Double Stick Tape
How Do You Make a Reindeer Out of Toilet Paper Roll?
Cut a piece of brown paper sized to fit all the way around your cardboard roll to cover the entirety of it.
Glue or tape the piece of brown paper to the outside of the cardboard roll.
Fold the brown pipe cleaner into two halves with about ¾ inches of space as a base.
Working with one side of the brown pipe cleaner, bend it in three places, twisting it on itself to form an antler with three prongs. Repeat with the other side. Make sure the antlers are both facing the same direction.
Glue or tape the bottom (flat end) of the antlers to the inside of the cardboard roll with the majority of the antlers peeking out of the cardboard roll.
With the marker, draw two sleepy eyes on the front of the roll, about 1 inch from the top of the roll, even with the two sides of the antlers.
Glue or tape the red pom pom onto the roll, about ½ inch below and between the two eyes.
String the bell onto the red pipe cleaner about ¼ of the way..
Wrap the red pipe cleaner around the bottom of the roll, positioning the bell to the center of the roll, under the nose, about 1 inch from the bottom of the roll.
Fold the loose ends of the red pipe cleaner over onto itself on one side of the roll like a scarf. Then play!