December 29, 2010 at 5:29 am (christmas, craftiness n' colors)

“Meanwhile, the elves are bustling with activity. Christmas is over, but they still keep busy with lessons in elf improvement.”

– Snowman (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)

I’m still catching up with Christmas crafts, so here is an obvious one for you!

Clothespin reindeer rock! I did ’em when I was a little kid, this craft is a classic in my family! Me n’ my big girl had such a wonderful time working together on this project that we didn’t want to call it quits when little Miss Ro woke from her morning nap – even though our Rudolphs were finished by then. . .

Sooooooo we gave her some materials to ‘craft’ with (including giant puff balls and unpainted wooden clothespins with ribbons and jingle bells attached), and got back to work making a companion for our lonely little deer!

The type of clothespin that we used for this project is different, it’s rounded where the reindeer type is flat. I suppose you could use either, but we happened to have both on-hand (thanks to a random freecycler’s hand-me-down craft box, yay!). This was more involved for T, and took quite a bit of skillful painting on her part! The main ‘body’ of the pin was painted red, the ends in black, and the round ‘head’ was done in a kind of skin tone. . .

Ro was kept very busy making her own masterpiece, and jingle bells tied to clothespins with bright and pretty ribbons became everyone’s favorite thing around here for the next couple of weeks!

The end result of Teaball’s hard morning of crafting was 6 matching sets just like this one:

Aren’t they adorable??!

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