Reindeer activities for kids can be so much fun.
You can create a fun reindeer ornament or even a simple reindeer craft that is made out of simple homemade items.
We tried a fun and very easy reindeer craft/ reindeer water play activity.
It was a very neat and simple reindeer craft that incorporated a few homemade items and it was very easy to put together, I must say! 🙂
I’ll be sharing below all of the items we used to put together these simple reindeer cotton ball crafts.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
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Liquid Washable Watercolors or Food Coloring
The containers you see in our images are from Michaels stores and can be found in the storage section but here is a fun and very similar alternative!
What can you make with cotton balls?
Lots of things!
Cotton balls are great for creating simple homemade crafts.
Here are some cotton balls DIY crafts we’ve tried in the past:
Santa Shape DIY cotton balls Craft
Ice Cream Craft with Cotton Pads
Pumpkin Pie Kids Craft
Fall Tree Paint Craft for Kids
Rain Cloud Counting Activity
Rainbow Fine Motor Zipper Activity
Winter Early Childhood Educational Ideas
These are just a few craft ideas with cotton balls that we’ve tried and truly had so much fun with!
How do you make something out of cotton?
Making something out of cotton doesn’t have to be hard.
In fact, you can easily think of something creative that relates and looks similar to cotton and that can be used as a fun preschool theme:
These are just some examples of cotton wool crafts that can be incorporated within a preschool theme.
How to: Simple Reindeer Craft and Activity
Here are the steps I took to put together this simple reindeer cotton wool craft and activity:
Cut a paper plate in a triangular shape.
Then, stencil out your LO’s hands onto a sheet of construction paper.
Cut out the stenciled out hands on the sheet of paper.
Glue the bottom of the handprint on the paper to the rounded edge of the triangular paper plate cutout.
This will allow for reindeer antlers to come about.
Then, add cotton balls all around the triangular paper plate shape you just cut out.
Add cotton rounds for eyes and a red circle cutout construction paper as the nose.
Then, fill a cup of water with a couple squirts of brown washable liquid watercolors.
Insert water droppers within the cup and start filling the cotton balls with color by squeezing the colored water onto the cotton balls.
Once, you have completed filling in the reindeer with its color via the cotton balls, you’ve created an epic reindeer craft with a bit of water play!
We made sure to color the eyes on the reindeer in a different color than the rest of it.
My LO’s chose this bluish/purple color for the eyes.
Very fun and easy craft work using cotton!
What other fun ways can try out with this simple craft/activity?
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