Thursday, December 2, 2010

It's Reindeer Week!

All this week we're doing reindeer crafts for school. Today we made the little photo frame ornaments pictured above. We decided to put our cats in them. Yesterday we did ones pictured below using clothespins. Nathan dunked his in brown paint, saying his reindeer eats too much chocolate. Neil is my lazy one and decided not to paint his. I realized too late that I glued my nose too high, but oh well. He can be Rudolph the Snob-Nosed Reindeer.

The ones below were made from stiff cardboard. Neil, for some unknown reason, decided to make his wearing glasses. He said it was a Harry Potter Reindeer -- sigh. Tomorrow we're going to attempt making them out of pipecleaners. Well, that is, if I remember to call Rick and ask him to bring home some brown ones. I have two shoeboxes filled with pipecleaners, but no brown. Go figure.


16 comments:

  1. Love those - but that guy on the left, at the bottom, looks a little angry...not quite in the holiday spirit. Or maybe his back hurts from carrying all Santa's weight ;)

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  2. You are just so crafty. I saw the Thanksgiving people and loved those too. I should probably do this with my Monster Baby.

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  3. These are so cute! Makes me want to do some crafts.

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  4. I've yet to meet a reindeer craft that I didn't think was cute!

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  5. Heehee, those are cute. Love the "angry" reindeer!!

    Nancy

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  6. Where the directions on the reindeer picture craft

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  7. I adore these crafts and have included a link back to this page in my Ultimate Reindeer Craft and Activity Guide for Busy Parents! http://bit.ly/1dW3iht

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  8. Did you use a pattern for the reindeer head/ears/tails? What are they made out of?

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    1. For which ones, Jennifer? I'm pretty sure you can find all of these online if you do a search for "reindeer crafts for kids". :)

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  9. How did u attach the antlers for the reindeer photo frame ornament on top?

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  10. I'm looking for some crafts for adults

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  11. For your reindeer photo frame what materials did you use for the head and ears? They also look like wood. Was it a kit or did you cut them yourself?

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  12. Where do you get the instructions to make the Reindeer Photo frame and the clothespin Reindeer Ornaments I would like to make these for my Grandson.

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    1. I'm so sorry for the delay. I'm in the process of changing computers and have yet to start up my blog again on the new system. I think I just saw the idea online and took it from there. Most craft departments sell bags of mixed wooden shapes, so that's what I used for the base.

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