Welcome to Day #5 of our 5 Days of Construction Paper Christmas Crafting! I saved my very favourite craft for the end. Today we are making RUDOLPH! Perfect for some lovely creative and imaginative pretend play.
(I can’t believe I forgot the ANTLERS! I made these paper crafts on my own after my children were in bed so I could have the pictures to share with you but still do the crafts together with our children this week! As I was looking through my photos for this little guy, I felt he was missing something. Reindeer antlers, of course! Gah!)
Very little ones will need some help putting this little guy together. My youngest will be snipping some extra construction paper strips with her safety scissors (a favourite activity) and passing me each part to glue. She will mostly be enjoying this little guy once he has been made.
Older children can cut the paper, roll it up, and get this Rudolph put together all on their own.
To make this little Rolled Paper Rudolph craft:
Cut one strip of brown construction paper about 2 inches wide (for the body) and one strip of brown construction paper about one inch wide (for the head).
Next, cut out some feet. This part is just so he can stand, so make them quite large so he balances and stands in a sturdy fashion.
Cut out some ears—I made ours a little bit fancy by cutting a slit in the top of each ear and folding one side slightly on top of the other, securing with glue. This is completely optional, but I find children love neat and easy additions to crafts like this.
Make a scarf or any additional little trinkets or add-ons your children would like. Like antlers .. (I can’t believe I forgot about antlers!!)
And finally, roll up a tiny red nose using a small strip of construction paper.
Now your little guy is all set to assemble. Tape can be used and holds together very well. Hot glue would be another option.
Once this little paper Rudolph is all rolled up and secured together, let the imaginative play begin! Perhaps you and your little ones can use this same technique to make Santa, a snowman, or some elves?
My little guys often just need a spark to get super creative and take off with their crafting and activities. I have a feeling that today this little Rudolph is going to be just the spark needed to begin a day of magical Christmas crafting.
I hope it is a fun way to wrap up our 5 Days of Construction Paper Christmas Crafts! So tell me, which one was your favourite? Your feedback will help me next time we do a crafting challenge together!
Now for the giveaway! 🎉
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Kaitlyn G!
You may have heard me talk about Playful Days, my brand-new toddler program launching in January 2023. It has one activity or craft every day full of fun, learning, and beauty. The program is organized into 7 themes, filled with beautiful printables, songs and poems, gorgeous vocabulary cards, recommended books, and of course, your daily craft or activity. Take a peek at it right here: https://www.howweelearn.com/playfuldays/
As a super special bonus, I have decided to give away a copy of Playful Days to one lucky crafter! When you do one of the 5 Christmas Paper Crafts, snap a picture and share it with us in the comments below. No picture? No problem! Just leave a comment saying, “I did it!!” Every person who comments will be entered to win!
Thank you so much for joining me in this Christmas crafting challenge, my sweet friend. I hope that it has made for a memory-filled week for you and your little ones! Please remember to be kind to yourself this holiday season.