Mmm, make reindeer, Mema!
Notice the careful placement of the eyes. It's hard to craft AND take pictures, so we'll jump right to the finished product. Another ornament for our tree.
In case you'd like to duplicate this Picasso, you'll need:
a paper lunch bag
construction paper (red and black)
some red ribbon
a pipe cleaner
one sheet of newspaper
and one set of small hands
Trace the small hands onto the red construction paper and cut out. Cut 2 black dots for eyes and one shiny red nose. Take the paper bag and fold the two corners of the flap (which is actually the bottom of the bag) inward, to form the reindeer's head. See above photo. Glue the small hands, which are now antlers, to the back of the bag, glue eyes and nose, draw a mouth using the Sharpie. Crumple the newspaper and stuff it inside the bag, tie at the bottom with ribbon. A bell would have been cute, but our resources are limited here on The Avenue. For the hanger, cram a pipe cleaner into the back of Rudolph's head, in one end and out about an inch over, twist ends together. Ooooo and ahhh, have lunch, let it dry. Take a nap, it should be dry now. Hang on tree and oooo and ahhh some more.
Cool no? I amaze myself sometimes.
This is going to be hard to top. Tomorrow is Friday, I'm thinking a birthday card for Jesus. Nice and simple while I rack my brain for another something spectacular.