DIY Paper Cup Reindeer

DIY Paper Cup Reindeer

Here’s a fun & simple little project from illustrator Estéfi Machado for the kids to enjoy this holiday season. All you need to make this cute little reindeer is a cup, a paper straw, and red card stock.

DIY Paper Cup Reindeer


  • Paper cup
  • Two paper straws
  • Red card stock (for the ears)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black permanent marker
DIY Paper Cup Reindeer

Step 1: Create The Antlers
Cut each paper straw into four parts: 1 large, 1 medium, and 2 small (as pictured). Make diagonal cuts, as this will make the antlers easier to assemble.

DIY Paper Cup Reindeer

Step 2: Assemble & Attach
Using either a hot-glue gun or instant glue, assemble the antlers and then attach them to the side of the cup. Cut the ears using red card stock and attach to the cup as well, just underneath the antlers.

DIY Paper Cup Reindeer

Step 3: Make A Face
Using a black permanent marker, draw a face for your reindeer on the front of the cup. That’s it, enjoy your festive little friend!


  • November 12, 2012


    That’s really cute and cool. It so lovely so see what paperstraws also can be used for. Have a great day :-)

  • November 12, 2012

    melissa ahamad

    This is so adorable! I love the thought this took.


  • November 12, 2012

    McKenna Ryan

    I love this!! I am planning a family Chrismas party and this would be so much fun to make for all of the little ones! I would definitely be the favorite aunt. Thanks for posting this creative project.

  • November 12, 2012

    McKenna Ryan

  • November 16, 2012

    Melissa Kojima

    Ooooooh! They are so cute and easy to do. Yeah, great craft for kids, but also fun as holiday party decor.

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  • November 20, 2012


    So cute & fun!!!!

  • November 28, 2012

    Melissa Madden

    How cute is that!

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