We are approaching my favorite time of the year- Christmas! Though, I’ve been in the Christmas mood for quite some time already. Now it’s really time to dive in and make stuff. And decorate. And bake cookies.
Lots and lots of cookies.
But it’s also one of my favorite times to tap into my wannabe crafter side. Squeaker probably enjoys crafting and creating more than I do at this point. And that’s not a bad thing at all. If anything, her enthusiasm gets me motivated as well. One of our most recent crafts was a foam paintbrush reindeer.
Pretty cute, huh?
Supplies Needed for the Foam Paintbrush Reindeer
Your supply list is minimal for this and hopefully easy to find. I tend to buy my craft supplies from Amazon because it’s easier. And with Prime shipping, I know I don’t have to wait too long. If you aren’t an Amazon Prime member, they offer a free 30 Day trial. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial.
Depending on the age of your child, they can do this by themselves. Squeaker helped me with placement of the items since I don’t quite trust her to use a glue gun yet. Even if it is low temp.
After letting me know where to place the eyes and the nose, I glued those on to the paintbrush. Honestly, I think we might do these without the pipe cleaner and try different colored pom poms to make pretend people.
To make the antlers, bend the pipe cleaner in half and then hook the ends to the desired shape. On the back of the foam paintbrush, make a U shaped path for the antlers.
Once the glue dries, you can adjust the antlers as needed. We left ours pretty much alone though that’s also because Squeaker was getting impatient and wanted to play with the reindeer.
I think another variation that we can do is using a different colored pom-pom for the nose so we can make all of Santa’s reindeer.