Paper Bag Reindeer
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Kids can create the entire herd of Santa's reindeer and have a fun puppet show!
What you'll need:
- Brown paper lunch bag
- Medium black pom-pom
- White craft glue
- Construction paper: black, white and tan/brown
- 4 jungle bells
- Red plastic milk jug lid
- Glue stick
- Gold paint pen
How to make it:
- Use white glue to attach the black pom-pom to the flap of the bag. (See photo.)
- Cut out the eyes using the pattern as a guide. You will need two brown/tan eyelids, two white eyes, and two black pupils. Assemble the eyes with a glue stick. Use the glue stick to attach the eyes to the front of the bag above the pom-pom nose. (See photo.)
- Cut a strip of black paper with width of the paper bag, about one inch wide. Cut a small piece of black paper for the nametag hanger. Glue the small strip to the center of the larger strip so that it is hanging down.
- Use gold paint pen to write "Comet" on the red plastic lid. Glue the lid to the bag, overlapping the small black strip (hanger). (See photo.)
- Use a generous amount of white craft glue to attach 4 jingle bells to the black strip (collar). (See photo.)
- Trace child's hands onto brown/tan paper and cut out. Use glue stick to attach the hands to the back of the bag as the antlers.
- To make this puppet into Rudolph, use a red pom-pom and write "Rudy" on the plastic lid.
- Instead of hand print antlers, you can simply cut simple antlers from brown paper.
- You can use large wiggle eyes instead of our pattern if you prefer.