With the big day on the horizon this is a perfect Christmas Craft for kids. Whether you have toddlers, 8 year olds or 12 years olds, this is a fun Christmas art project for kids of all ages!
Little N is two years old now and is really loving the build up to Christmas this year. We have been listening to lots of Christmas songs, reading stories about Santa and the North Pole and she (in particular) has became very fond of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. She sings along and dances to songs about him and loves spotting him - here, there and everywhere while we are out and about.
This is what inspired me to do this craft with her today:
Rudolf Hand Print Craft Gifts.
We purchased some brown paint from the Early Learning centre and we had fun exploring the paint with our hands and doing lots of hand prints on paper. Once we have several good hand prints, Little N went out to paint with both hands and a paintbrush, enjoying random movements and marks on the paper. We spoke about the colour brown and she has gone on to point 'brown' out several times since this activity.
Once the prints were dry I set about cutting them out.
We added googly eyes with PVA glue and added a pom pom for his nose. We took this opportunity to do some counting. As Little N stuck the items down she pressed down and we counted to 10 to make sure they were sticking well. (This was a little trick my teacher in infant school taught me - its amazing how little remarks during childhood stay with you!)
I stuck them onto red card to give the craft more stability. I selected red as its a great festive colour and would show up the red in Rudolf's nose too.
I then used gift ribbon which I stuck to the back using sticky tape to enable these delightful Rudolf crafts to be hung!
They looked really effective! We decided to give them out as homemade Christmas gift decorations to our family and friends.
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