Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Paper Cup Reindeers

After sharing our Reindeer Tree yesterday, I had to show you these paper cup reindeers. Again so simple & fun for children to create, & they cost next to nothing to make.


We collected some 'clean' recycled paper cups & coloured with brown pens. Once covered we used foam stickers to make a red nose & a couple of eyes, before making two holes in the bottom of the cup using a sharp pencil. (Little hands may need a little help with this.)


To make the antlers Minnie pushed small twigs through the holes, & our mini Rudolph was ready to spread some cheer!


These paper cups make cute decorations, but how about turning them into gifts too.


To make this reindeer we decorated the paper cup as before (turning it the other way up) & made the holes for the antlers on either side of the cup. Instead of stick antlers we used pipe cleaners, which we threaded through the holes & secured. We twisted them into an antler-ish shape, & then filled the cup with sweets ready to give to friends.


Not only are the pipe cleaner antlers safe for little ones to play with, they also act as handles.


Cute & simple gifts for school friends, or fun to sell at any Christmas fayre.
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