How to Make a Fingerprint Look Like a Reindeer

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Making a fingerprint look like a reindeer is a great craft for toddlers and even teenagers. Make a fingerprint look like a reindeer with help from an authority on entertaining in the home in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Coryanne Ettiene, and today I'm going to show you how to make a fingerprint look like a holiday reindeer. This is so much fun and your toddlers and even teenagers would love doing it. It's something that once you learn how to do, you can do on practically any surface using acrylic paint. Today, I'm going to be using a good old fashioned Popsicle stick. We have loads of these in our kitchen, and it would be a great gift to give someone, a great bookmark, because everyone loves reading, and everybody loves reindeer. First thing you want to do is take a little bit of acrylic paint. I'm using brown acrylic paint today. And I'm just using a medium sized finger. Dabble it in, take a little bit excess off by rubbing it around, and then position it just a little ways down. Once you've got your fingerprint in place, grab hold of a black ink marker and then draw your antlers on. Now really, there are no right or wrong ways to make an antler. You can spend hours looking at images of reindeer until you realize that every reindeer antler is unique. And then dollop a little Rudolph nose. Now I'm a little bit funny, I like using a pencil to make precision dots. So I dip my pencil into my metallic red paint, put it right in the center until I have exactly the right that I want. And then two black eyes. And I've got a reindeer bookmark. But another fun thing to do, of course because we're in the kitchen, is make tea towel reindeer gifts. Now these are fantastic gifts for your neighbors. And everyone loves tea towels and no one ever has enough of them. So the same principle applies. Just jab your finger in and give one dollop for each reindeer. And if you want to change it up a little bit and do your family of reindeer, you can do a big thumbprint. Taking your pen again, give your reindeer some beautiful antlers. And be as creative and as wild and as imaginative as you can be. Once your antlers are done, take your pen or your pencil or your paintbrush, if you like using a paintbrush, and give each reindeer a nice red nose. And then two black eyes, well not literally, but you know. Two nice, coal colored eyes. And then allow that to dry. Because it's acrylic paint on cotton, you want to allow it to dry for about 24 to 48 hours. In this case I used a little bit of parchment paper in between the lining so they don't ruin, and then you've got a fun, festive reindeer print tea towel for all your friends and family. This is Coryanne Ettiene, wishing you a beautiful Christmas in your kitchen.


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