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)
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.