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:

  • 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.