Place the box on a sheet of paper. The largest box panel must be at the bottom, facing the paper. Use a pencil to trace around the edges of the box onto the paper. Set the box aside. You should now have a rectangle outline on your paper.
Next, make a way line spanning the length of your rectangle. This wavy line defines the shape of your sleigh.
Once the paint dries, turn the sleigh upside-down. Cut a pair of drinking straw pieces to the same width as your sleigh. Glue the pair at the bottom of the sleigh, one an inch from the front and the other an inch from the back.
For a quicker drying time, you can use a glue gun instead of white glue.
Draw four or more reindeer or print out any of these Christmas reindeer onto A4 or Letter size cardstock. Color and cut out the reindeer.
To make the reindeer stand upright, you will need to make paper stands for them. Cut out the same number of ½" wide strips of cardstock as the number of reindeer that you have. The length of a paper stand should be the same as, or slightly shorter than the sleigh's width.
Cut a pair of short slits close to the ends of each paper stand. Make a pair of short slits at the base of each paper reindeer as well. The locations of the slits are circled in red in both photos.
Connect the reindeer to the sleigh either by:
Draw a Santa Claus or print out any of these Santa Claus pages. Color, cut out and glue the paper Santa inside the sleigh.
Use a Z-shaped tab to prop up your Santa Claus from the back (top photo) or two L-shaped tabs to keep him in place (bottom photo).
You can also fold your Santa at the hips and knees then have him sit down on the sleigh's seat.