Sunday, December 21, 2014

The one with the reindeer craft.

Sundays are our lazy days. We sit around mostly in jammies hanging out, watching football when it's the season (Zak loves football), I usually make a good dinner, and we just enjoy each other's company. Sometimes Sundays are boring, but in a good way. This morning we had an awesome breakfast with my angel mother-in-law. Good food and good times. This afternoon we napped and then once we were all awake Harper was kind of bored and mopey. So she and I were looking for a way to beat the winter blues. She really wants to go outside, but it's so brisk, I'm just not into it.

So I decided to whip up this easy little craft. It took me a few minutes. Here's what you'll need to re-create it:

Light colored paper
Paints
If you're Harper, copious amounts of glitter glue and I do mean copious.
Brightly colored background paper, Harp chose blue
Glue

First if you're artistically inclined, draw the reindeer and antler shapes onto a piece of thick paper and cut them out. If you're not artistically inclined, Google image search reindeer coloring page and prepare for an onslaught of Christmas. Print one out and cut it out. I drew mine and here's what I ended up with:


First we painted the head.

Then we painted the antlers.


Harper chose glitter paint, because GLITTER. It's the messiest ever and she loves it. The saying is that glitter is the herpes of the arts and crafts world. This saying is true. It's so, so awful. We'll be finding glitter on our table for 3 weeks. Lol. 

Next we glued the pieces on our background paper. You could just paint on your page you made, but I think it makes a cleaner picture done by a 3-year old to cut and paste. Then we put on the nose. We used a mix of glitter glue and paint, because again, can we do anything without glitter? The answer is no.


Then I cut out an eye. Harper had to put more glitter glue on that of course.


And then we went over the eye with blue paint. And then Harper decided to put random paint spots on other parts of the paper, because she's 3 and why not? There you have it! Easy peasy reindeer craft. 

In other exciting news, Tristan man cut his first tooth. Freaking finally!







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