Saturday, December 07, 2013

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Tonight we read the book
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May.
Then we made a cute Rudolph ornament using an old tie.
I bought 2 old ties at the thrift store for 4 bucks.
you will need:
an old tie
brown felt (we used brown fabric)
google eyes
a red pompom
a sparkly pipe cleaner
a ribbon to hang it with
Cut the ends off the tie (you might want to place a small dab of glue on the back of the flap).
Next cut the pipe cleaner in half and then in half again. 
Wrap one of the halves around the other for the antlers.

Glue the antlers to the inside of the top of the tie.
We ended up using fabric glue to make them stick better, but you could probably use
school glue or tacky glue.
Using the felt or fabric, cut some ears for the deer and glue them to the tie

Then glue the eyes and pompom to the face

Glue the ribbon to the inside of the tie so you can hang it on the tree.
Nathan also made a smaller one using the other end of the tie,
to make a pin for his coat.

Who doesn't love homemade ornaments (the Grinch, that's who)?!?!

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season as much as we are!

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