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This is an easy, fun craft to do at an elementary school level, a daycare, or with your own children at home.
What you need:
Construction paper in a variety of colours (or if you want to make fancy reindeer, take your children to the craft store and have them pick out their own fancy paper for the head and the antlers of the reindeer)
Glue, tape, or hot glue gun (be extremely careful with hot glue-make sure an adult is operating the hot glue gun!)
Pencils or markers
Step One: Have the children trace one foot onto a piece of paper. Cut out the shape.
Step Two: Have the children trace both of their hands (they may need help with their non-dominant hands!) onto another colour of paper. Cut out the shapes.
Step Three: Cut out two green leaves for holly leaves. If you have an example of holly leaves, show them so they know what you are talking about.
Step Four: Cut out three red circles for finishing off the holly. Cut out one more larger circle for the reindeer’s nose.
Step Five: Using an adhesive (glue or tape), secure the antlers to the top of the foot cut out. The thumbs should be towards each other. Secure the nose in the middle of the foot and the holly to the top at the antlers.
Step Six: Use a hot glue gun (adults only!) to secure two googly eyes for the reindeer.
Step Seven: Have the child draw a face on the reindeer.
Put them on display:
Buy some picture frames that hold a minimum 8.5 x 11 inch photo. Use these frames to rotate a display of pictures or projects created/drawn/coloured by your children. They can be hung in a craft space, their bedrooms, an office, the downstairs play area, or on the main floor of your home for everyone to see. Once something new is added to the frame (you can change their content as often as you like), you can create a scrapbook of all of their pieces of art. Children will be proud to display their next piece of artwork on the walls with your other pieces-and be excited to show them off for guests that come over!