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Sunday, May 18, 2008

12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 11 - Santa

Santa is one of the most popular symbols of Christmas. Children everywhere wait in anticipation for Santa or one of his counterparts to deliver gifts and treats. This special gift giver takes on many forms and names throughout the world. You can make several Santa related crafts no matter where you live or how you celebrate.


Crafts


Santa Puppet

Materials needed:
Paper Lunch Bags
Crayons or Markers
Paper
Cotton Balls
Glue

Instructions:
1. Leave the bag flat, and draw eyes and a nose on the bottom of the paper bag. For the mouth, draw the top half on the bottom of the bag along the edge with the flap. Draw the bottom half of the mouth below the flap edge.
2. Cut Santa's hat out of red and white construction paper. Glue the hat onto the bottom of the paper bag just above the eyes.
3. For Santa's hair, beard, and mustache, glue on cotton balls.


Santa Key

We do not have a fireplace for Santa to come down the chimney, so we hang the Santa key outside the front door on Christmas eve. It is part our family tradition.

Materials needed:
Old skeleton key
Holiday ribbon

Instructions:
1. Print poem (below) and attach to key with ribbon.
2. Tie a bow using holiday ribbon around the top of the skeleton key. Make the loop in the ribbon big enough to hang the key over a door knob.

Poem:
We don't have a chimney for you to climb through,
But if you don't visit my our house I don't know what I'll do.
Some say you are magic and can use any old key
As long as we hang it out in a place you're sure to see.
So we're leaving this old key right outside our door
Saying our prayers, jumping in bed, and we won't worry anymore.

There are many different versions of this poem on the Internet or you can write your own version.



Advent Santa Beard
http://familycrafts.about.com/cs/santaprojects/l/bladventsantaF.htm

Santa Pin
http://familycrafts.about.com/library/projects/blspsantafc.htm

Santa Claus Handprint
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/Xmas/mhand-santa.htm

Baby Food Jar Santa Claus Craft
http://www.dltk-holidays.com/xmas/msantajar.htm

Santa Light Bulb Craft
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/lightbulb-santa.shtml

Santa Broom
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/santa-broom.shtml

Paperback (or Reader's Digest) Santa
http://www.allfreecrafts.com/christmas/paperback-Santa.shtml

Santa Yarn Bug
http://www.makingfriends.com/bug/bug_santa.htm

Santa Lollipops
http://familyfun.go.com/arts-and-crafts/season/feature/famf128santacrafts/famf128santacrafts2.html


Santa Ornaments


Popsicle Stick Santa
http://www.craftideas.info/html/craft_stick_santa_claus.html

Paper Roll Santa Ornament
http://www.kidssoup.com/Christmas/Crafts/Craft_SantaOrnament.html

Santa Ball Ornament
http://crafts.kaboose.com/santa-ornament.html

Santa Hat Ornament
http://crafts.kaboose.com/santa-ornament.html

Carved Santa Ornament
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_occasions_december/article/0,,HGTV_3270_4188318,00.html

Clothespin Santa Ornament
http://www.thefamilycorner.com/archives/crafting/6.shtml

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Thanks for the links to all these fun crafts!!

jenn
http://www.LearnHowToMakeHolidayBows.com

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