Monday, December 17, 2007

Create Your Own Palm Frond Rudolph

Today I’d like to recognize the insane snow storm that hit the north eastern US this weekend with this tropical Christmas craft. I do not live in the south (though I was not affected by the storm, either) so these photos are courtesy of my mother. Not to worry, though; I’ve made my share of palm frond Rudolphs. I won’t steer you wrong.

Supplies Needed:

Palm Frond
Googley Eyes
Red Pom
Glue Gun and Glue Stick
I’m not sure why there is white glue and a glue gun in this picture. You could use either so take your pick. Begin by collecting your supplies, including taking a palm frond from a palm tree. If the trees have recently been pruned, you may find the perfect frond on the ground just waiting for you to turn it into a masterpiece. If not, you’ll want an adult to help you retrieve one. Make sure the frond comes from the right kind of palm tree. See the picture below for help. (Yes, that’s my parent’s back yard... lucky, huh?)
Attach the goggley eyes and the pom to the palm frond. If you use hot glue you won’t have to wait more than a moment for it to dry but if you use white glue be sure everything is firmly attached before you handle your Rudolph.
If you wish to hang it, hot glue a loop of ribbon to the back. Hang and enjoy!

Thanks, Mom, for the lovely photos!

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Peter said...

A really charming Rudolph! Maybe not looking really happy?

Jessica Camis said...

Yes, I noticed that, too. It makes sense that he wouldn't be happy though. All of the other reindeer wouldn't let him join in any reindeer games so he had to leave the tree where they were all hanging out.

Jessica's Mom said...

Wow, I hadn't noticed that - but you are right! I will have to make him some friends.

Colleen said...

I wonder if the girl reindeer can have jingly bells on their antlers?