Rudolph Hands and Feet

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose...

What you'll need...
  • light colored construction paper
  • brown washable paint
  • googly eyes
  • red pom-poms, buttons, or anything else you can make a nose with
  • brown crayon or marker (if you're making the one on the right)
Lay out a piece of construction paper.  Paint your child's foot with brown paint and press onto paper.  If they're really wiggly then just do the foot (as pictured on right).  If they're a little older and will spread their fingers out, do the hands next (as pictured on left).
Glue on googly eyes and add antlers if you need 'em. 

The inspiration for this art project showed the nose with small red pom-poms.  Obviously, we only had one very large one and a large red button.  Sometimes you gotta get creative with what you have.  You could also make a red nose with tissue paper...we've all got some of that lying around!


Snowman Footprints

Holiday Cheer is Here!
We're on break again...holiday break!  This time of year has craft-making written ALL over it!  We're going to periodically post some holiday fun for your smartypants, and hope you'll join along!

Snowman Footprints
I found a similar project like this on our FAVORITE website, www.pinterest.com, and just tweaked a few things...because my boys were sick and I had to come up with things that were readily available in the craft closet. :)

What you'll need...
  • large piece of card stock- any color you'd like!
  • white paint
  • googly eyes
  • orange paper for the nose
  • black sharpie
  • pom poms, chenille stems, ribbon, etc. to decorate your snowman
  • glue
What you'll do:
Help your little smartypants paint their foot with white paint, and make a footprint onto the card stock.  I let each print dry before moving on to the next little footsie.  After all the feet have been made and dried, help them paint the snowflakes, and snowfall on the ground.  When the snow has dried, the decorations begin!  I just whipped out everything from my craft closet and started having my little smartypants pick out their snowman's attire and glueing it on.  Use a black sharpie to draw in their arms and smile.  Use orange construction paper to cut out a triangle for the nose. Done! I think they look dashing. ;)

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