Friday, November 17, 2017

Finland Reindeer Craft

My daughter is studying Finland this week so I thought it would be fitting to write an F is for Finland Reindeer Craft. This is an awesome craft that can serve as a Christmas tree ornament. Did you know that in an area north of Finland there is a place called Lapland where the Sami people live and raise reindeer?

The Let's Go Geography curriculum we use provides the student with information and an educational website link to research more information about the Sami people and the reindeer they raise. We actually slightly modified the craft project. 

We gathered the following materials for the project:

  • Gold Pipe Cleaners
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • White Card Stock Paper
  • Small Red Pom Pom (Sparkly)
First, I printed the reindeer template found in the Printables section of the curriculum on white card stock. Alyssa cut out the reindeer outline. She traced the white card stock template on the brown construction paper. Then, she cut around the shape.

Next, my daughter hole punched the top of the figure in the middle between the ears. Then, she cut and reshaped the gold pipe cleaners to look like antlers. You can add a tree hanger through the hole to place it on the Christmas tree. The pipe cleaner antlers will be between the two pieces of paper. 

Alyssa glued the brown paper reindeer on top of the white card stock paper to make it stronger and sturdier. She also decorated the reindeer craft. She drew on the eyes instead of using Googly eyes. Ears were drawn as well. My daughter also glued on a red sparkly pom pom for the nose using a glue dot. It looks like Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer. She decided NOT to add glitter to the reindeer's face. The glitter would make the face appear snow-blown. Finally, Alyssa wrote Finland on the back of the reindeer craft and drew snowflakes. I think the craft is super adorable. She plans on making several of them as ornament gifts.   

I will link this Finland Reindeer Craft post up at Blogging Through the Alphabet Linky. F is the letter of the week so come join the fun and link up your post. I will also link this post up at the Virtual Refrigerator Linky and the Homeschool Blog Link Up.
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  1. So very cute!! thanks for sharing this on the Virtual Fridge!

  2. Too cute! What a great F connection and timely with Christmas around the corner.

  3. So cute! We are doing this next. We have done the Finland videos and are on to the craft next time. My daughter is really excited for this one. - Lori

  4. Aw, that is an adorable reindeer! Thanks for sharing with us.