Over the years I've found the polystyrene packaging that sits under supermarket pizzas to be absolutely invaluable for such a lot of crafty projects. It makes great light packing for fragile parcels, useful for painting and gluing things on, and can be cut, scored and painted for any manner of elements.
Anyway I needed a snowy path for the sleigh to ride along and a hill in the background just to finish it off. It took moments to slice a piece of the polystyrene, and top it with expanded polythene packaging which has a slight 'glitter' about it in a certain light and bingo! I glued the hill to navy blue cardboard and added a run of little houses which I've left for the children to colour in - and they can add stars or snowflakes, whatever takes their fancy, to the sky as well - we want it to be their scene.
Rudolf and his chum have been in a box for a couple of years waiting to take Father Christmas out, and it won't be too long before he gets on his way. It's not exactly an expertly crafted sleigh but hopefully it'll carry him around the globe.
I promised a picture or two of 1/48th characters - individually sculpted and fully pose-able like their bigger friends.
Thank you for looking