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Easy Santa Craft For Kids

By: Robin Stevenson
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Easy Santa Craft For Kids

By: Robin Stevenson
The presents have all been wrapped but what do you do with the empty wrapping paper roll? Well, they do make excellent play swords, but my daughter had something else in mind. Little Santas that will make perfect additions to our holiday dinner place settings. Kids 8 and up should be able to manage this craft with little assistance. Younger ones might need some help with the hats. Here's what you'll need: -1 empty wrapping paper roll -paintbrush -red craft paint -red construction paper -white glue -tape -8 cotton balls (for 1 Santa) -black and red markers -scissors Step 1: Cut the roll in five to seven pieces depending on the length of the roll. Step 2: Paint the bottom half of each piece with red paint. You can leave the top half unpainted or paint it the skin colour of your choice. Let dry. Step 3: Use black (or blue) markers to draw on eyes. Use red for the nose. Step 4:  Cut rectangle strips about 4-inches wide and 8-inches in length. Roll in to cone shapes. Make sure the opening will fit snugly over the top of the roll and secure the edge of the paper with glue (or tape if that is easier). Use scissors to trim the bottom of the hat so it is even. Step 5: Stretch out 5 cotton balls slightly and dab a little glue to one side. Affix to the edge of the hat. Dab glue to the last cotton ball and attach to the top of the hat. Step 6: Take a small piece of 1 cotton ball and roll it out into a thin strip for Santa's moustache. Dab with glue and affix it under Santa's nose. Stretch out 1 cotton ball into a triangle shape. Dab one side with glue and affix under the moustache. Step 7: Place hat on top of the roll.            
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