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.
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.
These have to be the easiest and cutest ornaments we have ever made!
Supplies Needed; Green (round) ornaments), construction paper, glue, and wiggly eyes
Directions; Cut 4 strips of construction paper, they should be 1/2" thick and about 5.5" long. Glue construction paper strips to across the center of the ornaments. Glue wiggly eyes to the front. Done!
Supplies: 9-inch Paper Plate, Green and Brown Paint, decorations for your tree, Glue, Card Stock or Toilet Paper Tube
Directions: To make the tree trunk use a toilet paper tube so it is six inches long and paint it brown. If you don't have a paper towel tube, you can use card stock. Cut the card stock so it is 6 inches by 8.5 inches and roll it into a tube and glue the side closed. To make the top of the tree paint a paper plate green and let it dry. Roll the paper plate into a cone shape as shown in the picture above. Glue it closed where it overlaps with a low glue. Glue the "tree trunk" inside the top of the tree. To finish glue sequins, pompoms, glitter, or gems on the tree to decorate.