Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making reindeer.
This may surprise you but Rudolph barely made it into existence.
That wonderful reindeer with the bright red nose was created in 1939 by Robert L. May for a Chicago-based company, Montgomery Ward. The retailer used to buy and give away colouring books and decided it would be cheaper to create their own.
Originally Rudolph was going to be a moose, but it was decided a reindeer would be friendlier.
His name was going to be Rollo or Reynold but eventually, his creator decided on Rudolph.
And finally, May had to fight with management to keep the red nose as red, shiny noses were closely associated with alcoholism and drunkenness.
So we’re actually lucky to have Santa’s ninth reindeer.
His story became so popular that the now famous song was written about him and he has featured in comics, children’s books, television shows and films.
We’re going to honour that wonderful character by replicating him in four different ways.