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Christmas Fun With the Kids: How to Make a Reindeer Ornament for Your Tree


The best part of Christmas is unpacking the ornaments and seeing the ones made by my kids through the years. Each one is cherished. They bring back a flood of happy memories. One of my favorites is the reindeer made by my son, J.J., while in preschool. It's so precious with the head made from the print of his foot and the antlers made from his two little hands. I thought it was so adorable we even made more at home for his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. 


Hearts will melt when grandparents receive this ornament made with their grandchild's foot and hands.



1. Paint your child's foot with brown Tempera paint.


2. Have him stand on white paper to make a print of his foot.


 3. Cut out the foot (you don't need the toes)!


4. This is the head.


5. Trace your child's hands on a piece of patterned scrapbook paper.


6. Glue to the head. Have your child draw on a nose and eyes.


7. Punch a hole at the top of the head for some ribbon. Hang on your tree!




Bring back the magic of your childhood by watching these 7 classic Christmas shows with your kids. What better way to spend a cold winter's night than cuddling on the couch to see Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Frosty the Snowman, Frosty Returns, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, The Little Drummer Boy, and Cricket on the Hearth.

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