Friday, December 3, 2010

reindeer handprint ornaments

 Simple Christmas Countdown {day 04} 
The Crafting Chicks

We are excited to be invited to share a craft with you today on simple as that!
We are the Crafting Chicks, 6 friends sharing fun, crafty ideas at
For the next couple of weeks, we will be "Decking the Halls" and sharing some great Christmas ideas, free downloads, gift ideas, and MORE!

Today we would love to share with you one of our favorite kid ornament crafts.

Every mom loves to have handprints of their children because they grow way too fast! We made these Reindeer handprint ornaments so that I could remember my little ones' hands every Christmas! Plus...the kids loved to help me make them and hang them on the Christmas tree.

Supplies you need to make Reindeer Handprint Ornaments:

-Tan and red thick cardstock
-an acid free black ink pad
-scallop scissors
-brown pipe cleaner
-a google eye or black brad for the eye
-a small red pop pop for the nose
-hot glue gun
-small hole punch

Steps to make the Reindeer Handprint Ornaments:

1. Rub ink on your child's hand. This works better than pressing your child's hand in the ink. Press down firmly on the tan paper to make the hand print mark.

2. Cut around the hand print and then glue on the red paper to create a cute border.

3. Cut around the tan paper with scallop scissors to leave a darling edge.

4. Add your eye and nose with a hot glue gun.

5. Next you will punch one small hole just above the eye for the antlers and one small hole to hang the reindeer with some string or ribbon.

6. Then you will cut your pipe cleaner in half (so you have 2 halves). Then take one half and cut that in half. SO you will have one bigger piece and 2 smaller pieces. Take the bigger piece and push through the hole. Then twist it together on top. Then add the small pieces to each side to create that antlers.

7. And finally...add some cute ribbon or string at the top and hang on your Christmas Tree!

Make sure to add your child's name and the date
 to their reindeer so that you can remember their precious hand print!

xoxo The Crafting Chicks

Thank you so much for sharing this simple holiday
children's craft with us ladies!
Don't forget to stop by for more darling Christmas craft ideas and so much more during their Deck the Halls event! I can't wait to see more of their fabulous ideas!


Don't forget you have today left to enter Wednesday's giveaway for some super cute Christmas digital goodies from Simply J Studio! Giveaway closes tonight at 8pm MST so get those entries in!

Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca is a mom of four. She enjoys crafting with her kiddos, taking photos, and afternoon naps. Rebecca is a professional photographer and author. Connect with Rebecca on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. Sign up via email for the latest updates from Simple As That.

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