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:
- use different Art mediums to create a picture
You will need (per person)
- 1x Shallow Gratnells Tray (F1)
- Pom poms
- PVA glue
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.
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.