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Reindeer Pop Up Card Instructions

Christmas is all about festive cheer and spending time with friends and family. Sending Christmas cards is a massive part of sending some love this year. These reindeer pop up card instructions will help kids young and old send Christmas greetings to friends near and far. 

diy reindeer pop up card

Reindeers are everywhere come November and my kids just love making them; the more the better. I have some easy reindeer crafts such as my candy cane reindeer and some more difficult crafts such as my clay pot reindeer

candy cane reindeer

reindeer Christmas clay pot craft











My children love to be actively involved in picking Christmas cards for friends and family. Card shops are so busy at this time of the year so I prefer to craft some cards with my kids.

We have made various pop up cards for Christmas so far. I do plan on doing a poll to see which one you all prefer. 

My latest creation was great fun to put together with the kids. We used my free reindeer paper template to help us create the pop up reindeer card.

You can follow my step by step reindeer pop up card instructions with images below to help you make something similar. 

diy reindeer pop up card

Reindeer Pop Up Card Instructions

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These reindeer pop up card instructions will help kids young and old send Christmas greetings to friends near and far


  • Cardstock paper.
  • Craft papers.
  • Pencil.
  • Ruler.
  • Scissors.
  • Glue.
  • Marker pens


Step 1:

Cut out the pieces for the reindeer from the PDF templates.

Step 2:

Glue the reindeer’s body to the head. Then, glue the reindeer’s antlers onto the head.

Step 3:

Glue the mouth and the nose on the head.

Then glue the hoofs to the legs.

Step 4:

Glue the reindeer’s legs to the body.

Step 5:

Use marker pens to draw the eyes and mouth. 

how to make a reindeer pop up card step by step

Step 6:

Glue the reindeer’s scarf around its neck.

Step 7:

Cut out the Christmas tree from the template.

Step 8:

Decorate the Christmas tree with colourful punched papers.

christmas tree for pop up card

Step 9:

Glue the star on top of the Christmas tree.

Step 10:

Prepare your card.

Step 11:

Draw two horizontal lines on the closed end of the card according to the “Card Template”.

Step 12:

Cut along the lines and fold it vertically.

pop up card process

Step 13:

Press the folded part inwards towards the card.

Step 14:

Similarly, make two more small horizontal cuts on the card according to the “card Template”.

how to cut a pop up card

Step 15:

Press the cutout parts inwards.

Step 16:

Open up the card, then glue the trees on the small tabs.

Step 17:

Then, glue the Christmas tree on the front tab.

Step 18:

Glue the reindeer beside the Christmas tree.

Step 19:

Cut out the gift box and its ribbon from the template.

easy paper gift box craft

Step 20:

Glue the ribbon to the gift box.

Step 21:

Glue the gift boxes under the Christmas tree.

Step 22:

Then, glue the Christmas quote on the card.

easy reindeer pop up card instructions

See more Christmas pop up card ideas below if you want to make more

santa christmas pop up card

diy pop up card with christmas tree













These are just a few of my fabulous Christmas crafts for 2021.I plan on adding lots more Christmas activities and ideas to keep kids busy this year. 

Please use my free Reindeer pop up card template to help you make this easy Christmas card craft. There are 2 templates one for the reindeer and one for the card outline:_

Card Template (1)

Reindeer Pop up Card Template 1

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Reindeer Pop Up Card Instructions

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Wednesday 7th of December 2022

Hi , where are the pdfs?

Crafty Critters

Thursday 8th of December 2022

At the very bottom of the post :)

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