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 Winter Scene Art Project for Kids
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!
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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!
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What you need for the Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer Watercolor & Oil Pastel Painting
- watercolor paper
- 4-Piece Christmas Reindeer Metal Cookie Cutter Set
- oil pastels
- Christmas Tree Cookie cutter for this set
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is a look at our final pictures
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