Double Handprint Reindeer

Reindeer made with two handprints

I just wanted to share a quick activity my stepdaughter and I did over the weekend.  It's pretty self-explanatory - just two handprints to form the reindeer and a pom-pom, jingle bell, and google eyes to dress him up, but it goes perfectly with the book The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett.

Teeka's job is to get the wild reindeer ready for Santa.  Carried away with the big responsibility, she yells and acts bossy to the reindeer before she finally realizes that this isn't the best way to get the job done.  She becomes kinder and gentler and successfully prepares her team for Santa's sleigh ride.  This is a sweet reindeer story for both young and older readers.


Also, I'm sharing my book advent calendar over at Gluesticks today!  Come on over and visit!!!


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16 comments:

  1. That is really cute! I love how you made the reindeer out of her handprints.

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  2. I love this! I haven't read that story. My daughter will love it. Thanks!

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  3. Love it! Love the little bell added to it too :)

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  4. SUPER CUTE! I wish I didn't have my story time craft already decided and supplies purchased. I LOVE this! I will definitely have to do it next year!

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  5. this is SO cute... i'm totally adding this to our christmas kid projects! :) thanks for sharing.. found you via today's creative!

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  6. This is such an adorable craft to involve the kids in decor and gift giving. I would be honored if you would stop by and link this up to my link party! http://tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com/2011/11/happy-thanksgiving-ai-by-you-linkie.html

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  7. Oh my your Reindeer is FABULOUS! :-) I love that you used both hands, that is so lovely!

    Thank you for joining Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  8. Oh my, that's the most adorable reindeer I've ever seen. Such a simple and great idea!

    Your newest follower here. Saw you on It's Playtime Linky :)

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  9. I've seen a lot of hand print are but this is really cute...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Goes" Linky party...

    www.mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-linky-party.html

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  10. This reindeer is absolutely adorable! I love reindeer crafts!! <3


    Please feel free to link up to my Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  11. What a cute project. My kids would love this!

    By the way, I'm your newest follower. :)

    Jaymie @ http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com

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  12. Thank you for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  13. I have never seen the reindeer done with two handprints, usually a foot and two hands. This seems like a more enjoyable version. We will be adding this to our list next week.

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  14. Loved this so much we made our own & linked back to you! Thanks for the super cute idea!!!
    http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com/2011/12/double-handprint-rudolf-red-nosed.html

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