We are back again with another fantastic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Activity for kids as part of our storybook advent. This time it’s a fun technique to create a beautiful Rudolph Art Project with the kids. Using 2 of our favourite art mediums you can create this Reindeer Watercolour and oil pastel painting with your kids.

Rudolph watercolor and oil painting art projects for kids

Rudolph Winter Scene Art Project for Kids

Hi, I’m Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs and so excited to be part of the Christmas Advent again! It is always fun to do. We just love doing crafts and activities! Plus the book themes are always fun.

There are so many great stories for Christmas and I know that we just love reading them all. We have certain books that we just love and Rudolph is one of them!

Today I have a fun Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Watercolor & Oil Pastel Painting!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Watercolor Project for Kids

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One of our favorite books for this is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert L. May. We love reading this book over and over! I love the story and there are so many different parts of it.

We have always loved the winter scenes.

Today’s fun painting activity is a fun way to recreate that!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Art Project for Kids

What you need for the Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Watercolor & Oil Pastel Painting

materials needed for Christmas Art Projects

How to make the Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Watercolor & Oil Pastel Painting

First, you pick out the reindeer cookie cutter you want to use. (You can use any one that you find). Then you take the cookie cutter and press it onto the watercolor paper. You can press firmly so it stays. Then use watercolors to paint inside the cookie cutter. it is a fun way to make a painting.

using cookie cutters in an art project with kids

While our reindeer dries we started painting our watercolor trees. You repeat as above with the holding and painting. But you can pick how many trees you want on your page. You could have as little or as many as you want.

watercolor trees created using a cookie cutter so young kids can do the project as well

After you reindeer has dried you add the red nose. We used oil pastels for this. It was a fun way to mix up the different types of art we used. If you do it before the reindeer is dry the paper will now take the color as easy.

adding rudolphs red nose to a christmas art project

You can also use a black marker or a sharpie pen for drawing on the antlers and eye. I let them decide how much they wanted to draw for each. You want to make sure the reindeer is dry before you do this.

adding details to a christmas rudolph painting with marker pens

Once out trees were dry we added some white with oil pastels to add some extra snow on them. The watercolor does leave a mix of colors on the tree but this adds an extra touch of snow here and there.

adding snow to a christmas painting with oil pastels

One of the last parts of this activity is any way you want to finish off decorating the page. You can add a blue sky to parts or tracks in the snow. It is one way to make your painting different. We had a mix of adding shadows under trees, trace and blue sky for ours.

christmas tree decorations to the painting

Here is a look at our final pictures

Finnished Painting by a child
older child painting with the same techniques
detailed painting by the eldest child for this Rudolph Art Work

Check out these other reindeer activities

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Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs over on 3 Dinosaurs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. Follow 3 Dinosaurs on Facebook and Pinterest

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