Kids Craft: Santa and Reindeer Plate

 Want to add some pizzazz to the milk and cookies that you will leave out for Santa? Have fun decorating a plate and cup with your child(ren) that you will leave out for Santa Christmas Eve night. Santa and Reindeer Plate craft is a great project for you and your kid(s) to work together on. Share a loving and crafty moment while reinforcing teamwork values!

What you need:
  • Brown and black acrylic paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Apple
  • Any size paper plate
  • Small paper bathroom cup (example: Dixie)
  • 8-10 oz. plastic or paper cup
  • Red and brown construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Glue
  • Googly Eyes
  • Red pom pom
  • Ribbon 
  • Crayons
  • Wax paper (for palette and glue) and Q-tip for glue application and knife to cut apple (adults cut only!)
What to do: 
To make the plate:
 Adult: cut an apple in half. This is what you will use to print your cookie design onto the plate.
  • Paint the apple with brown paint (I used a sponge brush here) and print it onto the plate as many times as you desire.
  • Allow to dry. While drying, you can skip on down to the Reindeer Carrot Cup and then hop back up to complete the plate.
  • Once dry, dip your child's index finger into black paint and print "chocolate chips" onto the cookie. 
  • Trace the outer edges of the cookie with black marker.
    To make Reindeer Carrot Cup:
    • Use your bathroom cup as a guide to trace his face using a black marker.
    • To make his antlers, use the cup again, but this time only trace a crescent on either side of the head.
    • Draw "bubble" F's (one backwards) to complete the antler drawing.
    • Cut out. Or if capable, have your child cut it out.
    • Glue (or draw) on his eyes, nose and mouth.
    • Using the ribbon, tie a bow and glue to the bottom of the head.
    • Glue the finished face to the small bathroom cup and set aside to dry.

    To Make the "Milk 4 Santa" Cup:
    • Using the size of your cup as guide, cut a red strip of construction paper that is long and wide enough to fit your cup.
    • Decorate with crayons, glitter, ribbon, etc. Write "Milk 4 Santa" in the center of the red strip.
    • Glue and wrap around cup. Allow time to dry.

    Glue the reindeer cup to the plate to make it one whole unit. I am going to have my 4-year old write "For: Santa" on a piece of paper the night we leave it out with milk, cookies and carrots for............. Santa!

    One busy 2 year old!
    4 year old hard at work!

    1 comment:

    1. love the Santa/Reindeer plate * gonna tuck away for next year!


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