…or an instant REINDEER!
All you need is a Red Greasepaint Pencil and Red Glitter. CAUTION: Please don’t use craft glitter on skin, especially if you are putting it on children.
How to make a herd of Junior Reindeer:
Make a herd of Reindeer:
Everyone is looking for something fun and new to add to their holiday events. Turning kids into Rudolph is a quick and easy walk-around that will get them to go grab their friends and bring them to you to help initiate them into the herd.
You probably already have the needed supplies hiding in your makeup kit (red grease pencil, sharpener, and red glitter). Follow the same simple steps from above.
It’s easy to create Rudolph’s Red Nose:
- Simply draw a red dot on the end of your friends nose with a Mehron Jumbo Pro-Pencil in Really Bright Red.
- Then use Mehron GlitterDust in Dynamite Red to add the sparkle. Press your finger into the glitter and then press it into the wet grease.
Viola! Instant Rudolph!
Rudolph could always use a little extra help! Sing to the kids while you’re painting the nose: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”
Reindeer Games –
The older kids will feel cool if you initiate them into the herd with a secret handshake known only to reindeer. Make up something goofy! Start by making antlers on top of your head with your hands. Then shape your hands into hooves and paw the air. Or do a “hoof bump” – it’s like a “fist bump” but with the hands shaped like hooves instead of a fist).
With younger kids, getting them to put their hands on top of their head like antlers and sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with you is a great way to keep them entertained and provides adorable photo opportunities for the parents.
With these three little makeup items in your pocket, you can work the crowd quickly. Pretty soon the whole room will be doing your secret hand shake and playing reindeer games!
How to Make a Clown Nose Tip
Oops! Did you forget to pack your clown nose?!?
- Jumbo Pro-Pencil in Really Bright Red
- .25 ounce GlitterDust in Dynamite Red
- Dual Pencil Sharpener (to slice through the hard plastic casing of the Pro-Pencil)
Create the perfect sparkly red nose tip in 10 seconds:
- Mark the inside of the pencil cap with the red greasepaint
- Push the cap to your nose to make perfect circle outline.
- Fill it in with the pencil
- Press the red GlitterDust to your nose to cover the greasepaint. No powdering needed!
- Washes off with make-up remover with the rest of your greasepaint.
- When the greasepaint tip looses its point, use the sharpener (can also be used with the Slim Pro-Pencil)
Read more ideas for walk-around props and holiday clown gigs:
- Balloon Bag
- “Elf Yourself” with this easy how-to guide
- Ice Breakers
- Use your clown skills at the holidays
- Walk-around prop: iPod
- Ring-a-ding-ding walk-around idea
- How to finish Christmas gigs like a professional
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