Cardboard Tube Reindeer

These sweet festive reindeer made from cardboard tubes are a great addition to any decorations or centrepiece.

Cardboard Tube Reindeer

Skill Level


Time to Make

15 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take your cardboard tube and cut it down to around 5cm this will become the body.
  2. Print out the template and cut the head and antlers out of another bit of cardboard roll.
  3. Pick up the tube and make small marks in a cross position to mark the back front and both sides equally.
  4. Using the marks as a guide cut out a small arch with the mark in the centre and leaving about 1 cm in between each arch (these will become the 4 legs).
  5. Glue and glitter the antlers nose and hooves.
  6. Stick the antlers to the head.
  7. Make a small cut at the back on the top edge and slit in one of the cut out arches – this will be the tail.
  8. Make a small rectangle of card and fold it in half sticking one to the tube and one to the head so that it can move a little.
  9. Let it dry completely.
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Top Tip

Why not make all 9 reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh.