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On 25 December, people all over the world celebrate Christmas with family and friends in many different ways. In the northern hemisphere, the picture of a traditional Christmas holiday is a white, snowy scene, where Father Christmas delivers presents to children with the help of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and friends! Follow the simple steps below to make your own sparkly reindeer Christmas card.

You will need:

  • White A4 paper/card
  • Pencil
  • Rubber/eraser
  • Grey/black, brown and red colouring pencils
  • Paintbrush
  • Black marker pen
  • Scissors
  • White/silver glitter paint

Step one

Gather your equipment!

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Step two

Fold the piece of card in half and press down on the crease.

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Step three

Start your reindeer by drawing two small circles next to one another and drawing a curved line through the circles for the head. Then, draw a larger circle further down the page for part of the body.

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Step four

Now link the circles with two sweeping lines to form the reindeer’s body. Then add a little line on the bottom circle for the tail.

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Step five

Draw four legs for your reindeer. Then, fill in the hooves and the tail.

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Step six

Draw two eyes, making sure they’re level using a straight line. Then draw in the outline for Rudolph’s big red nose!

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Step seven

Add snowflakes to the sky and outline the ground beneath the reindeer’s feet.

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Step eight

Using your black marker, go over the entire outline of the reindeer, the eyes and the nose, leaving the rest of the pencil lines out.

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Step nine

Rub out the rest of the pencil lines.

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Step ten

Colour Rudolph’s fur in brown over his body, face, ears and tail.

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Step eleven

Colour Rudolph’s antlers and hooves in grey, then colour his famous red nose in!

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Step twelve

Add a final touch of glitter paint on the snow and anywhere else in the scene. Once it’s dry, write a Christmas greeting on the inside. Your festive Christmas card is now ready to send to family or friends!

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Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.