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Adorable Handprint Reindeer Keepsakes for Kids


Hand print crafts and activities are favorites of mine!  I love the sweet memories that they remind me of; tiny hands are just so precious.  Before I know it, they'll be as big as mine and not so cute! Ha!

My kiddos adore hand print activities, too.  They love having a 'piece of them' in their artwork.  I think they love the mess that it makes, too ; )

Handprint Reindeer Keepsake Crafts

We've made handrpint snowmen, a dolphin, a turkey, gardenlions, a birthday cake, Fall trees........ and now, reindeer!

Handprint Crafts for Kids


Re-sharing the Thanksgiving Poem my son did two years ago was a big hit and thought I would unleash my inner poet and do something similar with a reindeer theme.  Although, this time around I didn't have my son practice writing and/or spelling-- although, you could definitely do that!

Hopefully my Reindeer poem sounds okay! Click the image to get a copy of this poem.  Enjoy! If you do happen to re-write the poem, please let others know that we inspired you! : )

Thanks to a sweet reader, the Reindeer Poem is now available in Spanish, too!!  Click to download a copy of the Spanish Reindeer Poem.

Handprint Reindeer Keepsake Crafts

Reindeer Handprint Poem


In the empty space below, have your child make a reindeer using their handprint.

Supplies needed:


Apply a liberal amount of brown paint all over their hand and have them press their hand onto the blank space under the poem.  

Add a googly eye and red sequin for Rudolph's nose.  

You can also color in black hoofs, a smile, and antlers with a sharpie marker.

Such an adorable keepsake!

And, I must have been in a very festive mood while making the handprint reindeer with paint because afterward we made some Salt Dough Reindeer ornaments with our hands!!  And, I must say they are pretty adorable!!



Salt Dough Handprint Reindeer


Handprint Reindeer Keepsake Crafts

To make your own handprint reindeer ornaments:

Begin by mixing 1/2 C Salt and 1/2 C flour. 

To make brown reindeer, add in 1 TBS. cocoa powder.
Add 1/4 C water (give or take)-- add slowly... you do not want it too wet.
Mix & knead til dough forms.

Roll out the dough, not making it too thin and make an impression of your child's by having your child press their hand into the dough.

Cut around edges with a knife.

Poke holes for hanging (and antlers!)

p.s. do all this on a baking sheet!  It will make the cleaning process so much easier!

Bake @250* for 2 hours.

Let it cool, then coat it with Mod Podge for a nice shine. 

Decorate with googly eyes, pipe cleaner antlers, and a red sequin nose!

Add a piece of ribbon and hang this adorable reindeer on your tree for all to see!

Handprint Reindeer Keepsake Crafts