Check out how we made a Paper Plate Reindeer Craft that can we used as a decoration or a tag on a gift.
2020 has been an interesting year needless to say but even with all the ups and downs my family still has plenty of enthusiasm for the upcoming holidays.
Embracing the traditions this year has been vital towards maintaining the well-being of our kids. Plus my husband and I have been open to trying new ideas to help limit activities outside of the home.
Speaking of traditions, whether baking cookies, wrapping gifts, or decorating together, it is the special moments like these that bring us all closer and truly get us into the holiday spirit.
The kiddos and I are also making handmade decorations and gifts.
Not only is this a great way to start off the season, but it gives them another craft activity to keep them entertained as well as utilizes both creativity and hand-eye coordination.
Like always I look for items that can be upcycled or used in a different way.
Thinking of the shape of a Reindeer and a shiny red nose, I decided to put together a paper plate craft.
Is your family interested in making their own fun Paper Plate Reindeer Craft? Check the “How To” below.
What You Will Need:
White Uncoated Paper Plate
Brown Acrylic Paint or a Brown Crayon
Brown Fuzzy Sticks AKA Pipe Cleaners
Red Pom Poms
Large Googly Eyes
Tip: You can locate most of these items at The Dollar Tree or other craft store.
To get started with the Paper Plate Reindeer Craft, first cut the paper plate in half.
Next, take the 2 halves and fold them into a cone shape and glue the folded pieces together to hold the form.
Tip: Place paper towels or old newspaper down to protect your surfaces and have children wear an apron or oversized T-shirt to protect clothing.
Then begin painting the cone shape. Once the paint dries on both sides place a hole at the top center with the hole punch.
Next, cut out a piece of ribbon long enough to be tied at the top for hanging the ornament on a tree or gift.
Next up, glue the googly eyes and add one of the red pom poms to the nose of the reindeer.
If you want to also have a female reindeer, add lashes with the black marker.
To finish the activity, bend a brown fuzzy stick to look like antlers and add glue along the center.
Insert the glued part of the antlers into the top of the reindeer face and push down to attach.
Once the Reindeer Paper Plate Craft is dry, it can be hung on a gift, a tree, or even a wreath.
As you can see, the decorations are adorable, and are simple to put together.
Looking for other holiday craft ideas? Check out The ELF Hat!
Carlee @ FLL
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