This year I decided to focus on more Christmas origami as I know all my readers thoroughly enjoyed my Halloween offerings! I already made a cute Santa origami and a beautiful 5 pointed star craft. I knew the deer origami would be more tricky so I recommend this one for older kids and adults too of course!
How to Make Origami Reindeer
Like most origami crafts you only need a few craft materials to complete your folded paper reindeer.
Colored craft papers
A pair of scissors
Step by Step Reindeer Origami Instructions
Select brown colored craft paper for the origami reindeer craft. You’ll need white or cream and red colored craft papers as well. Prepare 2 square sheets (10cm x 10cm) from the brown paper.
Take any one of the sheets and fold the square paper diagonally in half.
Fold the triangle pattern in half, symmetrically; and then unfold.
Hold the top corner and bring it to the bottom edge of the pattern.
Fold up the right bottom corner along the inner edge of the last fold.
Similarly, fold the opposite left side.
Fold the right top-open edge along the right inner edge.
Similarly, fold the left side. These right and left parts will be the horns of the origami reindeer.
Fold out the right horn to somewhat 45 degree.
Now, keeping the last fold intact, fold the top part to 45 degree inwards.
Similarly, fold the left horn.
Turn the origami head pattern to the other side as this is the origami reindeer head with horns now complete.
Now we will start to fold paper to make the reindeer body.
Take the other square paper. Fold the square paper in half diagonally along both sides. Unfold the half-diagonal folds.
Fold the square sheet along any diagonal fold again.
Hold the top corner of the top layer and fold it to the opposite side. Bring the top corner slightly (1cm) outside the opposite side.
Fold in the bottom right side and join the corner to the middle crease of the current pattern.
Similarly, fold in the left side.
Turn the current pattern to the other side and it should look as below.
Fold the top corner all the way to the opposite side. Unfold; this will leave a crease.
Fold and bring the corner to the last crease.
Fold that side along the crease formed in step 19.
Fold the whole pattern in half, symmetrically.
Use sharpie to fill the horn parts with dark brown shade, add a small red nose to the head pattern. Glue a white paper cut-out on the front side of the origami body base part. Use sharpie to draw the eyes too.
Join the origami head to the origami body to complete.
How long did it take you to complete these easy origami reindeer instructions? What will you do with yours? Maybe you might give yours a name.
Why not make a small hole, thread through some string and hang yours on the Christmas tree! I already have a paper reindeer ornament and this one would look good beside it!
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!