Wednesday, November 15, 2006
WFMW (reindeer puppet)
It's time to post another WFMW tip. This time Shannon is calling for a Christmas Edition.

I'm always on the lookout for fun crafts to do with Snuggle Bug. Granted, since he's not quite 2 years old yet, I usually do most of the work and he has fun making a mess, but that's okay. I got this idea from the Enchanted Learning website.

Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet

Craft Materials:
Paper bags
Deep red (or another color) construction paper
Markers or crayons
Optional (google eyes)

1. Trace two hands on red construction paper. Cut them out. These will be the reindeer's antlers.

2. Fold the two square edges of a paper bag under (at the dotted lines), to form the reindeer's head.

3. You now have the shape of the reindeer's head for the puppet.

4. Glue, tape, or staple the handprints behind the reindeer's head.

5. Cut out eyes from construction paper (or glue on googly eyes). Using red paper, cut out and glue on a large red nose. Glue them to the reindeer's face. Draw a mouth with a marker or crayons.

This project and the Enchanted Learning website works for me!

If you'd like to share something that works for you, please leave me a comment. And be sure to link yourself over at Shannon's, the creator of Works-For-Me Wednesday.

My past WFMW entries:

Quick & Healthy toddler food
Grocery Game website
No Fear Shakespeare
list of age appropriate children's chores
linking within comments
baptism gift
creating blogger categories
alternate use for pot rack
cake decorating tips
unique way to stay connected
cake baking tip
comforts of home while traveling
quenching the thirst of your little one
pie crust made in bulk
hot chocolate kicked up a notch


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At 11:04 PM, Blogger PastorMac's Ann said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it.

At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute idea. My girlies would love it!

At 1:06 AM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

That's a lovely idea. I am sure Snuggle Bug gets a great kick out of his very own reindeer!

At 6:34 AM, Blogger Lady Why said...

Too cute!! I have some little girls that would love this! Thank you for sharing your great ideas!!

At 6:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totally adorable.

At 7:22 AM, Blogger GiBee said...

Very cute idea!!!

At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Homeschool Mama said...

Very Fun!

At 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, super cute!! I put up on my other blog a handprint turkey idea but this is great to follow that one!

At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Lines From The Vine said...

How cute! I know that your little one will be having lots of fun!


At 7:52 AM, Anonymous Jenn said...


This is simple enough I am thinking that I could make while waiting at the Cracker Barrel. My family each drives 1/2 way to meet at the restuarant each year and we talk forever. I bet this would help to keep the kids entertained.

Also, beautiful pictures!

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Great idea for the kids. I'm always looking for good Christmas-themed craft ideas. We homeschool year round and usually take December off. Unfortunately, we work best with a little structure. So, I have to really get "creative" in December!

At 12:41 PM, Blogger Faith said...

How cute is that!!!!

At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Please read this... (second post).

I saw this and thought...maybe.

At 3:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I think I will try this with my little one! Thanks for sharing this with us.

At 4:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very fun! Great for my 2 year old who LOVES to have his hands traced right now!

At 5:43 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

I will def. be doing this project with my kids (and those I babysit) this Christmas!!

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Larae said...

Aww, cute idea!

At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Jen said...

love the riandeer's ears
gonna put this idea away and use it one day thanks

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

Cute idea. I'll save this one for when Lexy gets older :)

At 12:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea, I'll try it with my twins :)

At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm always looking for good crafts to do during the long days of Christmas break, a cute puppet!


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