Deer Paper Puppet Craft With Easy-To-Use Template

This deer paper puppet craft brings some good old fashioned 2-D fun to your menagerie of popsicle stick puppets. If this is your first project of this kind, don’t worry! It’s easy and fun to make these little deer and you will love using them to tell fun stories of the holidays or put on puppet shows set in the woods.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft With Easy-To-Use Template

Paper puppets craft are a fun and cute craft that you can enjoy playing with and entertaining as well. It’s a lot of fun to create adorable creatures and create little scenarios for them. What I love most about this type of craft is that it allows two different types of creativity to shine with one project. First, you get to use your hands to create something new. Then once the puppet is complete, you have the freedom to use your imagination to inspire creative play with the puppets you make.

The Cute Style of Paper Craft Puppets

Puppets like this paper craft deer puppet are really neat looking because of the different colours of craft paper that you use to add colour and shade to your craft. The easy-to-use template I provide helps you to achieve the look of the puppet with very little skill. These puppets are so professional looking and you can make them easily yourself just by following the simple instructions laid out below.

As you would expect this paper craft uses all of the old standbys. Craft paper, craft glue, scissors, a popsicle stick, a pencil, and a sharpie are all you need to pull this craft off like a master. This is a craft anybody can do at any age, but it’s complex enough to be challenging as well. Keep in mind that while the instructions call out very specific colours for your puppet, you can use any assortment of colours you choose.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft

Deer Paper Puppet Craft With Easy-To-Use Template

List of Supplies Needed for the Deer Paper Puppet Craft

  • Coloured craft papers (dark brown, light brown, cream, grey, and pink or any colours of your choice)
  • Sharpie
  • 1 Popsicle stick
  • Craft glue
  • 1 Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Free Deer Template
Deer Paper Puppet Craft supplies

How To Make The Paper Deer Puppet Craft

Step 1

Select dark brown, light brown, cream, grey, and pink coloured craft papers for the paper deer puppet. Trace the body, head, and tail patterns on the light brown paper, the horns on dark brown paper, the spots and tail tip on cream paper, the lens-shaped patterns on pink paper, and the small rectangle shapes on grey paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 1

Step 2

Stick the lens-shaped patterns in the middle of the ear parts attached to the head. Then, stick the 3 or 4 cream dot cutouts on the forehead and some on the backside of the body pattern. Stick the tail tip on the tail base pattern and the rectangle cutouts on the bottom open end of the legs.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 2

Step 3

Stick the tail on the backside of the body pattern and stick the eyes on the head. Trim the sides of the grey pieces attached to the legs on the bottom side.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 3

Step 4

Use a black sharpie to draw the mouth and nose of the paper deer.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 4

Step 5

Stick the horns on the top side of the head and then stick the head on the top-front side of the body pattern.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 5

Step 6

Attach the paper craft deer on a popsicle stick to complete the deer puppet.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 6

Note

  • To make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, simply omit the eyelashes and add a red nose!

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Deer Paper Puppet Craft With Easy-To-Use Template
Deer Paper Puppet Craft With Easy-To-Use Template

Deer Paper Puppet Craft

Yield: 1 Deer Paper Puppet Craft
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $5

This deer paper puppet craft brings some good old fashioned 2-D fun to your menagerie of popsicle stick puppets. It's easy and fun to make!

Materials

  • Coloured craft papers (dark brown, light brown, cream, grey, and pink or any colours of your choice)
  • Sharpie
  • 1 Popsicle stick
  • Craft glue
  • 1 Pencil
  • Free Deer Template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

STEP 1

Select dark brown, light brown, cream, grey, and pink coloured craft papers for the paper deer puppet. Trace the body, head, and tail patterns on the light brown paper, the horns on dark brown paper, the spots and tail tip on cream paper, the lens-shaped patterns on pink paper, and the small rectangle shapes on grey paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 1

STEP 2

Stick the lens-shaped patterns in the middle of the ear parts attached to the head. Then, stick the 3 or 4 cream dot cutouts on the forehead and some on the backside of the body pattern. Stick the tail tip on the tail base pattern and the rectangle cutouts on the bottom open end of the legs.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 2

STEP 3

Stick the tail on the backside of the body pattern and stick the eyes on the head. Trim the sides of the grey pieces attached to the legs on the bottom side.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 3

STEP 4

Use a black sharpie to draw the mouth and nose of the paper deer.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 4

STEP 5

Stick the horns on the top side of the head and then stick the head on the top-front side of the body pattern.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 5

STEP 6

Attach the paper craft deer on a popsicle stick to complete the deer puppet.

Deer Paper Puppet Craft Step 6

Notes

To make Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, simply omit the eyelashes and add a red nose!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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