How to Make Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Footprint and Handprint Christmas Craft for Kids

Handprint, Footprint Rudolph Craft


If you love to make footprint and handprint crafts then you must try this cute reindeer craft.  I love crafts like this because they are great keepsakes.  This is a craft for a day care or preschool.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make a handprint footprint reindeer. 

Hand/footprint Reindeer

Materials: construction paper, brown, black and red paint,  paper plates, paint brush optional: googly eyes, red pom-pom, glitter, optional baby wipes (for cleaning)

Step 1: Pour a small amount of brown paint onto one paper plate. Remove the child’s shoe and sock and paint the bottom of their foot brown. Make sure you don’t you too much paint, a coating on their foot is enough.






 Step 2: Assist the child with stepping on the paper to make the footprint.  This will make the reindeer’s face. Your child’s toes will be at the top to make the reindeer’s hair. Clean your child’s foot with baby wipes or soap and water.






Step 3: Pour a small amount of black paint on your child’s hands.  Have them rub their hands together so that both hand have a light coating of paint. Again, you want to make sure that you don’t use too much paint.






Step 4: Assist your child with placing their painted hands on top/side of their reindeer’s head.  This will make the antlers.  Clean your child’s hands with baby wipes or soap and water.









  Step 5: Decorate your reindeer’s face.  Add googly eyes, red pom-pom or paint for nose to make Rudolph.

Optional:  You can cut your reindeer out and laminate it.