I don’t remember a Christmas that Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer wasn’t a part of. I’ve had books, watched the movie every year (even before DVDs were a reality), made Rudolph crafts, and sang the song.
Rudolph was as much a part of my Christmas as putting up the Christmas tree.
Now, my kids are experiencing the same. We watch the movie every year (but they get to choose the time since we have it on DVD)! We sing the song, hang our Rudolph ornaments on the tree, and read the exact same book I had as a child.
The kids and I can’t get enough of Rudolph, so of course, we had to make one more craft to celebrate or favorite reindeer, a Paper Plate Rudolph.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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How to make your Paper Plate Rudolph
You’ll start by painting the entire top of your paper plate with your brown craft paint.
While you’re waiting for your paint to dry, cut the snout and antlers from your brown construction paper. You’ll want a large oval that’s about 4 to 4-1/2 inches wide for the snout.
Also cut two antler shapes from your construction paper. The antlers should have rounded ends and not pointy ends.
To make it easier, draw one set of antlers, cut it out, and then trace the antlers so both sides are similar.
After the paint is dry, glue your oval snout to the bottom half of your brown paper plate. Use the black craft paint to make two circle eyes above your snout.
Flip the plate over and attach your antlers so that they stick out the top. You can either tape of glue. I found that tape was easier for this part of the process.
Next, use the red fuzzy craft stick to make Rudolph’s nose.
Start and one end and wind your craft stick into a tight spiral. When your spiral is complete, tuck in the end so that the spiral stays tight.
Finally, glue the red nose to the bottom half of your snout. Press down for awhile until the glue starts to dry.
Now, and this is quite possible the hardest part, set your Rudolph aside until the glue has completely dried. If you don’t, the nose will fall off. Once dry, it will be on securely.
Hang your Rudolph up where ever you want a little extra cheer. And, once you’re done, grab your Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer book, snuggle together, and enjoy this Christmas favorite.
More Rudolph Inspired Christmas Ideas
We are big fans of Rudolph and love everything about it so here’s a few other things that we love that we thought you may as well.
How about getting some Rudolph Inspired Pajamas for the whole family to wear – these would be great to snuggle in as you watch the movie and read the book together.
One of our neighbours has this Wooden Light Up Rudolph decoration that they put out each year and it may have fallen into my shopping cart recently to add to our front lawn and get us in the festive spirit.
We love counting down to Christmas and this cute little Reindeer Days till Christmas is a fun decoration to have around the house and a great simple version of the advent calendar.
More Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Inspiration
Terri is the founder and writer at Creative Family Fun.
She loves spending time with her girls and creativing fun activities they can do together. She has a passion for helping families spend intentional time together through learning activities, crafts, and other fun ideas.
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