Children may be sleeping when Rudolph leads Santa’s sleigh through the night sky on Christmas Eve, but why not create this flying reindeer to hang on the door or wall in your home as an exciting reminder as they await his visit.
What you need
10 Brown Chenille stems
1 large wiggle eye
1 Red pompom
2-feet wide wire ribbon
1 dinner-size paper plate
1 dessert-size paper plate
Brown acrylic paint
Cover work surface with newspaper.
Use the brown acrylic paint to paint both the dinner-sized paper plate and the dessert-sized paper plate. Let dry.
Shape four of the brown chenille stems into hooves by creating a flattened triangle at the end of each leg.
Shape another brown chenille stem into the tail.
Use two or three chenille stems to fashion the antlers.
Cut another chenille stem in half. Use one half to create Rudolph’s smile. The other half will be used for the neck.
When the painted plates have dried, apply a line of white glue around the rim of the unpainted side of the small plate. Fold the plate in half and use clothespins to hold it together.
Before the glue dries, slip the bottom end of the antlers into the small plate to a depth of about ¼ of an inch. Use a clothespin to hold the antlers in place while the glue dries.
Also slip the top end of the chenille stem that is the neck into the small plate. Use a clothespin to hold in place while the glue dries.
Next, apply a thin line of white glue around the rim of the unpainted side of the large plate. Before the glue dries, slip the legs, tail, and the other end of the neck in place by tucking them in between the layers of the plate to a depth of about ¼ of an inch. Use the clothespins to keep each appendage in place while the glue dries.
Glue the wiggle eye, smile, and nose in place on the small plate to create the face.
Tie the ribbon around Rudolph’s neck and create waves to give the effect of a billowing scarf.