Is everyone ready for Christmas? The kids have their last day of school today (and it is a half day!) and then they are off for TWO whole weeks! Every year I have them make Magic Reindeer Food and this year I wanted to make a special printable for it. Since I had a million items on my to-do list this week, I didn't have a lot of time to devote to it. GraphicStock came to the rescue by providing me access to thousands of holiday clip art images and backgrounds to choose from. All I had to do was type in 'reindeer background' and scroll down a bit and I had the perfect image!
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How to Make a Printable with GraphicStock
GraphicStock is THE online destination for stock images! They have over 250,000 graphics, icons and vectors and more being added daily. The creation opportunities are truly endless! You'll see in the image above that I had 354 results after I typed in 'Reindeer Background'!
I selected a reindeer background image and then decided to download the EPS version of it. I also had the choice of a PSD (Photoshop Document) and JPG (for the web).
I downloaded the EPS version, because it gives you vector art which can be broken up into pieces. I wanted to delete the 'Merry Christmas' on the image and did so in Adobe Illustrator. If you don't have Illustrator, you may want to try PICMonkey free software. Then, I opened the EPS in Adobe Photoshop and added a white box to the right of the reindeer.
I wanted a little bit of the background to show through the white box, so I set the Opacity of it to 80%. Then, I added the text above and inside the box.
This might have been a lot to understand if you aren't familiar with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, so I am also offering a free download of the printable HERE.
I set up this printable on a little plate stand with the reindeer food and two clear cellophane bags with bows on them. I'll let my kids take the little scoopers and scoop some food into them for the reindeer. You might also want to give the kids some baby carrots to toss outside. :)
The bowls contain oatmeal, red/green sprinkles and sugar with little scoopers.
I usually do this on the night before Christmas every year. The kids love this tradition and I am sure the reindeer do, too!
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