Making a Reindeer Gift Bag

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December 24, 2016

Reindeer bag sitting on the back of a chair or couch.This is a fun and easy way to make a reindeer bag for the holidays using a paper bag and some office supplies.


Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 reindeer


  • 1 paper bag
  • brown construction paper
  • white circular labels
  • pens (black and red)
  • scissors
  • glue
Supplies for reindeer paper bag.


  1. Draw two antlers on brown construction paper. Cut out.
  2. Reindeer bag antlers drawn on brown construction paper.
    Cutting out the antlers for the reindeer bag.
    Two brown paper antlers for the reindeer bag.
  3. Fold down 1/3 of the top of the bag (with the opening).
  4. Fold down 1/3 of the bag from the top.
  5. Draw a semicircle on the folded down part of the bag. Cut out with scissors, but leave the remaining triangles intact and on the bag.
  6. Draw a semicircle on the bag and cut out.

  7. The little rounded triangles that are leftover from the semicircle will serve as ears. Fold down once in half then fold upward.
  8. Fold the little rounded triangles from the semicircle down once and up again, to make ears.
    Folding reindeer bag ears.
    Folding reindeer ears down again.
    Closeup view of the folder reindeer bag ears sticking out from the side of the bag.
  9. Place two white stickers on for eyes. Draw in pupils. Draw a red nose.
  10. Closeup of finished reindeer paper bag face with the addition of nose and eyes.

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finished bag

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