Creative

Ink reindeer antlers

by Amy Collins June 7, 2018

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.

Learning outcomes

You will be able to:

  • use different Art mediums to create a picture

You will need (per person)

  • 1x Shallow Gratnells Tray (F1)
  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Pom poms
  • PVA glue
  • Straws
  • Ink

What to do:

  • First, place a piece of A4 paper into a tray and draw the outline of your reindeer head, making sure to leave enough space at the top for the antlers.
  • Glue a red pom pom to make Rudolph’s nose.
  • Drip some spots of coloured 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 shapes of the reindeer’s antlers.

Other things to try…

  • Use scrunched tissue paper or paint for Rudolph’s nose
  • Share photographs of your Christmas creations on social media using #WhatsInMyTray.

Curriculum links:

EYFS- Development Matters- Expressive arts and design- Provide activities that give children the opportunity and motivation to practise manipulative skills, e.g. cooking, painting, clay and playing instruments.

Key Stage 1- Primary National Curriculum– Art- To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Key Stage 1- Primary National Curriculum– Art- To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.

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.