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We did A LOT of crafts when my kids were younger -- give a kid a piece of paper, a crayon and a couple of glue sticks, well, you ARE the Queen (or King) of Distraction -- especially, around the holidays.
Then, the crafts started coming home and today our house is filled with homemade ornaments, each one with its very own story :)
One of my absolute FAVORITES are the reindeer ornaments my kids LOVED to make in kindergarten. Still do. In fact, my youngest (she's 9 now) and I made THIS one, last night!
It's simple, a whole lot of fun to create, makes a great gift for the grandparents and this craft can be easily fashioned from whatever you have lying around the house, including your child's hand and feet.
Here, I'll show you: I pulled some leftover supplies out of our craft chest.
A couple of pieces of foam; glitter glue; pom-poms; a bagful of black sequins and gold cording.
- Hope traced the outline of her hand with a pencil directly onto a white piece of foam.
- Then, she did the same with her other hand on another piece.
- Finally, tracing the outline of her foot (shoe on or off, doesn't matter) on a tan piece of foam.
From here, you can decorate your reindeer however you want: we used a red pom-pom for the nose, two black sequins for eyes and glitter glue to draw a mouth and outline the antlers; however, you can do the same with crayon or markers just as easily.
Once dried, we used the hole punch and tied it with the cord.
Shhhh, but don't tell him!!!
Note: The beauty of this craft is that you can recycle leftover craft supplies, use construction paper, lunch bags, craft paper, stock cards, wrapping paper, or make several and attach them together into a wreath, if you like.
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