Supplies Needed; Paper Plate, pipe cleaner, pompom, orange and pink construction paper, 2 wiggly eyes, black pen, and glue
Directions; Using construction paper, cut out out 2 pink circles and one orange triangle. Bend pipe cleaner and glue it to the top of your plate. Glue pompoms to either end of the pipe cleaner. Glue on wiggly eyes, nose, and pink circles for cheeks. Once glue is dry, use black pen to draw mouth.
Supplies Needed; Toilet paper roll, red and white construction paper, cotton balls, wiggly eyes, glue
Directions, cover toilet paper roll 1/2 red paper and 1/2 whiter paper. Cut a red triangle and wrap it around the top of the white end to make a Santa hat. Glue cotton balls to create beard and one at the top of the hat. Glue on wiggly eyes.
Supplies Needed; Print out of Swinging Elf (swinging elf), about 2' of yarn (any color will do), crayons or markers, glue, scissors and one popsicle stick.
Directions; Decorate your Santa. Cut out your Santa. Glue the bottom of the Santa to the popsicle stick. Tie about 1' of yarn to each side of the Santa. Place the yarn upwards (towards Santa's hat). Add a drop of glue to Santa's hand silhouette, lay the yarn through the glue and across Santa's hand silhouette. Place the fist cut outs over the glue drops, so they line up with the fist silhouette.
Here is a great craft for children who have recently moved. This will help them feel at ease, knowing that Santa would know where to find them.
Supplies Needed; Electric tea light (we purchased them in packs of 4 at the local dollar store), print out of the house template (see below), and supplies to decorate your house.
Directions; Have children decorate their houses. Once decorated, assist them in cutting out their houses, then cut our the window holes and doors as designated. Then assist them in bending the paper on the dashed lines. Put glue on the tabs to form the roof ans back walls.
When assembly is complete, place lit electric tea light inside house, to light the way for Santa.
Supplies Needed; Paper plate, yellow construction paper, red construction paper, black construction paper, glue, red paint, Popsicle stick, and cotton balls.
Directions; Paint your paper plate red. Once dry, cut out the center of the plate. Cut out a hat shape and a circle shape with your red construction paper. Next, cut a black strip, about 2" wide. Finally, cut a yellow square with a square hole in the center, for the buckle of the hat. Glue on hat, stripe, buckle, and red circle to end of hat. Lastly, glue cotton balls along bottom half of plate, and on red circle.
Here is a wonderful craft for older children.
Supplies Needed; Pipe cleaners
Directions; Create an X shape with two full length pipe cleaners, twist the two together. Twist in one more pipe cleaner to create 6 equally length ends. Cut 4 gold pipe cleaners in thirds. Twist two gold pipe cleaners onto each white cleaner.
Supplies Needed; Print out of template (below), glue and desired decorations such as bells, pompoms, buttons, paint, or glitter
Directions; Allow children to add decorations to the template. they may also want to paint or color the page to makre it more festive.