How to Make a Homemade Reindeer Sweatshirt:
This is a great craft idea for Christmas presents! Be sure to use fabric paint. It washes off hands and feet quite easily when wet…and peels off very easily from skin when dry, and it will make a permanent design on your sheet. Try squirting a spiral of the paint onto a paper plate and have the kids smear their hands around in it.
There are a couple of ways to do the reindeer’s head. First, you can use a footprint with the toes up and the heel where the nose will be placed. Do that footprint first … then do the handprint antlers slightly overlapping it (use both hands in doing the antlers … left for left, right for right). Second, just draw on a head for the reindeer using fabric paint – a fairly simple oval shape, colored in with the fabric paint. Then paint on the eyes and a nose (red, of course)
You can then draw a simple string of Christmas lights (bulbs of various colors) winding through the antlers if you wish.
Other cute holiday shirts to do are Christmas trees made out of upside down handprints .. a row of 3 handprints on the bottom, two in the middle, one on top. You could even draw on a star and ornaments (or use fingerprints for ornaments). Also, you can use an upside down handprint in white to be Santa’s face, with the fingers being his beard … draw on his eyes, nose, mustache, hat, etc. Or you can make a simple angel figure … just do a basic triangle for the body, a circle for the head and two handprints for the wings. You can obviously add more details if you want.