How to Make a Traditional Christmas Scene Advent
It’s not Christmas until santa makes an appearance, so we’d better make sure he features on an advent or two! Kids will love this fun Christmas scene advent with it’s bright traditional colours and little rudolph in the centre!
1. Remove the reindeer and the reins. Take the drawers out and paint their fronts in chalky paint. Paint the back part of the calendar and the sides and edges as well as Santa and the reindeer in chalky paint as well. 2. Paint the front of the drawers in red. You will need to do several layers and let them dry in between applications. 3. Make sure that the middle of the calendar and the inside sides are well coated with the chalky paint (this will be the snow). Paint the edges of the drawer surrounds gold. Again you will need to do several layers. 4. Draw some tree shapes onto the cartridge paper. You will need to paint the trees separately and stick them on. Build up layers of acrylic paint as shown, starting at the bottom and making the paint lighter at the top of each layer do a larger tree in darker green by mixing the green with black. Any trees in the foreground can be lighter. Apply a brushing of snow using white paint and a dry brush. Paint a tree trunk separately for the largest tree. 5. Cut the trees and the trunk out. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to them and stick them to middle of the calendar. 6. Use red and white paint to colour in Santa as shown. You can add detail of your choice to the sleigh using a gold pen. 7. Paint the reindeer and stick on using Bostick. Reattach the reins.