Handprint Reindeer Gone Wrong!

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I LOVE the holidays! Why? Not because of the gifts or even the decorations, but because that means our family has more time to spend together. You can see my boys above who are feeling better today but fighting double ear infections and all sorts of allergy mess. So we decided to have a frugal afternoon at home to save money and let them rest. We spent all afternoon doing crafts. SOOOOO we wanted to make some handprint reindeer – easy right? Unless you let your 4 year old decide how to make them ๐Ÿ™‚


First put some washable brown paint in a plate and let the kids place their hands in it, then place their hands on a piece of paper. You’ll also want a googly eye and a small red pom pom or paper for the nose.


AND there you have it – handprint reindeer gone very wrong! I sort of think they look like turkeys!! I have a feeling that next time I will make one first for my kids to see and copy from! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย What do you think they look like?

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  1. Ayn Colsh says:

    This makes me feel so much better! A lot of the ideas I try don't work out, but usually the next time I try them, I have a better idea of how to make it work. How refreshing to see that others have an "Oops" now and then! Besides, it the process and experience that really counts! Thank you for sharing!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Aww too cute! I love spending the time with my kids as well over the holidays, next week we are baking cookies, doing crafts and watching Christmas specials all week long! I usually make my kids my guinea pigs for any projects I do in class – that way I have an example for my students to look at, plus I know all the glitches ahead of time!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. Nancy Sue says:

    Oh, these are wonderful!!! Turn them upside down, and they look like Rudolph grazing. He DOES need to eat ya know, to keep up his stength for the big night!

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