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!