Make a Reindeer Christmas Card
Why not get into the Christmas spirit and make a reindeer Christmas card. Here we have used paint to produce delightful Rudolphs complete with red noses.
You will just need patience as you need to let the paint dry at each stage if you want to get the best results. You can speed things up though by putting your card in a warm place.
What you need:
- A5 sized card
- brown paint
- red paint
- white paint
- small paintbrush
- brown pencil crayon or felt-tip pen
- black felt-tip pen
- cotton bud
What you do:
- Write a Christmas message of your choice inside the card.
- On a scrap of card, draw and cut a reindeer head shape with ears similar to the one in the photograph to make a reindeer template. Carefully draw around the head shape lightly repeating the shape four times. Remember to leave room in between the two rows for antlers.
- Using a small brush, paint the heads with brown paint making sure you cover the pencil marks. If you are using poster paint you might need to thicken it slightly with a little PVA glue. Allow your reindeer heads to dry.
- Draw antlers with a brown pencil crayon or brown felt-tip pen. You may like to sketch these lightly with a normal pencil first and then go over them in brown once you are happy with the shape.
- Paint small red circles at the bottom of the reindeer faces and allow to dry. The ones in the photo needed an extra coat of red to show up better on the brown.
- Gently dip the cotton bud into the white paint, only getting a tiny amount of paint on it. Practise making small dots on a piece of paper first and then make two tiny dots for eyes on each reindeer. When these are dry add a black dot in each eye using the black felt-tip pen.