Ink Reindeer Antlers
Have fun with your Christmas artwork and use ink droplets to create mess free antlers for your reindeer. This #WhatsInMyTray is simple to organise and easy to tidy away.
You will be able to:
- Select and use appropriate materials and a range of techniques to create a picture
You will need (per person)
- 1x Shallow Gratnells Tray (F1) or Art Tray
- 1 x A4 paper
- 1 x Selection of coloured crayons
- 1 x Small red pom pom
- 1 x Small pot of PVA glue
- 1 x Drinking Straw
- 1 x Small pot of ink
- 1 x Glue spatula
What to do:
- Place a piece of A4 paper into a shallow tray or art tray in portrait orientation. Draw the outline of a reindeer head on the bottom-half of the paper, making sure to leave enough space at the top for the antlers.
- Add a red pom pom to make Rudolph’s nose using PVA glue
- Drip some spots of ink above the reindeer’s face.
- Take a straw and hold it close to the ink droplets, blowing gently through the straw to move the ink, the ink will move in different directions creating the reindeer’s antlers.
- Take photographs at each stage of your work.
Other things to try…
- Use scrunched tissue paper or paint for Rudolph’s nose,
- Try an alternative design, such as a snowman, and use the ink to create the branches for the snowman’s arms. What other festive art works could you create using this technique?
- Share photographs of your Christmas creations on social media using #WhatsInMyTray.
Health & Safety
As with all Gratnells Learning Rooms What’s In My Tray activities, you should carry out your own risk assessment prior to undertaking any of the activities or demonstrations.