Friday, December 5, 2008

Handprint Reindeer

For my students' gifts to their parents for Christmas, I wanted to do a hand print ornament. I'm such a sucker for any artwork done in hand prints! So, we did a trial run tonight on the reindeer hand print. My niece is spending the night and so we had a craft night!

We used the big plastic ornaments from WalMart, brown acrylic paint, black sharpie, brown paint pen, hot glue, red glitter, ribbon and wire. First we painted their hand with the brown acrylic paint and pressed it upside down onto the ball. After it dried we used the brown paint pen to draw antlers. Then used the black sharpie to draw eyes, mouth and hooves. Then a dot of hot glue and red glitter, pressed onto the got glue, for a nose. Lastly, we wrote their name and year on the back and added ribbon and wire for hanging.

What do you think? It looks kind of plain to me, does it need more embellishments? Also, when going back to the tree to take pics, Austin had already picked all the glitter from his reindeer's nose! Any suggestions on a better glue? I really would have liked to use good ol' Elmer's liquid glue...but couldn't find any in the house (plenty of glue sticks!).

Here's a cute poem I found to type and add to the wire, to hang on the ornament.
This isn't just a reindeer
As you can plainly see.
I made it with my hands
Which are a part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say
I hope you have a very,
Merry Christmas Day!











9 comments:

Kristi said...

Those are adorable! I love it! I may have to copy you a bit... :)

Rebecca said...

Really cute! I love them!

Emmy said...

Do not change a thing! The parents will love them! You would be amazed at what Kirk and Joey brought home to hang on the tree and I still Proudly display them because it is a part of them. You are so sweet to make something that special for the parents!! I will probably copy this sweet idea:)

T. Brodie said...

I LOVE it! I may have to steal that idea and do it with my kids!

Leah said...

Love these...I am SO copying!!

Kelly said...

I may have to copy.....

Kelly said...

What about those glitter glue pens for the nose? You can ever get them at some $ stores.

Melissa Lester said...

Very cute! We have a preschool handprint ornament with the fingers turned into snowmen, and I love it. As a parent I prefer getting one really great ornament to a lot of paper ones. Your moms and dads will love this!

Lynne Griffies said...

this is just toooooooo cute, Julie!