Get ready to explore the winter wonderland with these 42 reindeer coloring pages that are all free to download and print! These majestic creatures are an iconic symbol of the Christmas season, and now you can add your own creative touch to their distinctive appearance.
Whether you’re a fan of the winter season or simply looking for a fun and relaxing festive activity, grab your coloring pencils and join m as we dive into the enchanting world of reindeer coloring pages! Below, you will find something for all ages and skill levels!
To use any of these free printables, you can click on any of the below images or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!
All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
10 Craft Ideas To Do With Reindeer Coloring Pages
Here are 10 creative, fun, and cheap craft activities that you can do with the above coloring pages!
10. Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer
For this craft, you’ll only need the face of a reindeer, and you’ll likely want to resize it to fit with the scale of the toilet paper roll.
You’ll need brown construction paper, out of which you will draw and cut two U-shapes about four inches tall by three inches wide.
You’re actually going to turn those U’s upside down – they’re going to form the reindeer’s legs. Glue one on each side of the toilet paper tube (with the TP tube horizontal).
Then you can color in, cut out the reindeer’s head, and paste it just above one set of legs.
9. Christmas Tree Ornaments
Some of my reindeer pictures would make absolutely gorgeous ornaments, but you’ll need shrink sheets and markers to complete the craft.
Print off the reindeer that you want to use onto the shrink sheets and have your kids color it in with markers.
Older kids can tackle Reindeer Mandala or Reindeer in Christmas Wreath, while youngsters might prefer Happy Reindeer Holding a Christmas Gift.
They’ll cut out the figure carefully and then punch a hole somewhere near the top of the reindeer’s head.
Bake the shrink sheet cut-outs per the instructions and wait for them to cool. Once they’re ready, you can tie off a piece of cording or ribbon through the hole.
8. Red-Nosed Reindeer
For a simple and cute craft that is perfect for preschoolers, have your kids color in one of my reindeer pictures and then glue on a red pom pom for the nose.
Cute Baby Reindeer, Coloring Page of a Kawaii Baby Reindeer, or Baby Rudolph The Reindeer would all be excellent options.
They could also jazz it up a bit with glitter glue!
7. Antler Headband
To make an antler headband, you will need to choose a reindeer picture where the antlers are prominent – actually, the Coloring Page of a Reindeer Wearing a Christmas Sweater is great!
Assuming you’re using this coloring page, you will print it off and have your kids color in just the top two-thirds of the reindeer’s face – right where the line cuts off.
Have them cut out the antlers and the half-face (leaving the nose intact).
Then they’ll cut out two-inch wide strips of construction paper, which have been looped and connected to make a headband (you might have to use one and a half strips or two).
You’ll glue the reindeer onto the headband, and voilà – you suddenly have reindeer ready to pull Santa’s sleigh!
6. Pencil Holders
For this craft, you will again need toilet paper rolls, but this time you’re going to sit them up on the cylindrical tube.
You’ll resize a reindeer face to fit onto the tube, have your kids color it in, cut it out, and then paste it to the toilet paper roll so that about half the face peeks up over the tube.
You can also add a little bit of red ribbon with a bell around the tube.
Then your kids can put their pens, pencils, or markers inside the TP roll.
5. Finger Puppets
Choose a reindeer picture where the bulk of the reindeer is close to the ground – Coloring Page of a Kawaii Baby Reindeer or Baby Reindeer Wearing a Christmas Sweater are ideal.
You’re going to resize them to about five or six inches tall and then print them off.
Have your kids color them in and then cut them out.
Now, you’re going to poke two holes in them near their front hooves and enlarge them with scissors until your kids can fit their fingers through.
4. Party Favor Bags
At your next Christmas party, you can give the gift of DIY with brown bags that have been jazzed up with my reindeer pictures.
Simply color in and cut out enough reindeer for the gift bags and paste them onto the front, smoothing down the sides and ensuring that they are adhering.
3. Greeting Cards
My reindeer pictures would also make beautiful homemade greeting cards for the holiday season.
You could resize the pictures and place them on the right side of a document in landscape orientation.
Or you could color in, cut out a reindeer, and paste it to the front of a piece of construction paper folded in half.
To make cute holiday-themed bookmarks out of my reindeer pages, you’ll want to again choose a reindeer picture where the main figure is low to the ground.
You might also want to resize the picture so that the figure isn’t too large!
Have your kids color it in and cut it out, and then they can one of two things: first, they can paste it onto a rectangle of construction paper or cardstock.
Or, they can trace it against a piece of cardstock, cut out the outline, and paste the two pieces together.
1. Reindeer Fact Booklets
Reindeer are fascinating animals that have come to be synonymous with the holiday season.
Have your kids or class create little fact booklets about reindeer using my coloring pages.
They can research information on the internet and then write the facts directly onto the page before coloring them in.
Have the kids create covers using construction paper and then take a three-hole punch to the pages, binding them with yarn, twine, or ribbon.