DIY Doily Santa Craft for Kids

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Doily Santa Holiday Craft

Kids can make a doily santa decoration using a few simple craft materials! Use this as a fun group craft project or a one-on-one activity. To make this craft even easier, we have created a Free Printable Download with each shape. Place the color construction paper you need behind each shape and cut along the lines.

Recommended Ages: 4-7

Materials:

  • Doily
  • Oak tag
  • Construction paper
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Cotton ball
  • Marker

1. Cut our your pieces

  • Cut a circle out of oak tag paper for the face.
  • Cut 3 small circles, for the nose and 2 rosy cheeks using red and pink construction paper.
  • Cut 2 wavy shapes out of white construction paper for the mustache.
  • Cut a hat out of red construction paper.

Tip: Pre-cut the pieces for young kids and lay them out in piles on a table for easy access.

2. Glue the pieces 

  • Glue two wiggly eyes, nose, cheeks, and mustache to the face (large circle)
  • Glue the face to the center of the doily
  • Glue the hat to the back of the doily (this should overlap)
  • Glue the cotton ball to the end of the hat

3. Get creative!

  • Kids can add eyebrows, draw silly eyes instead of using wiggly eyes, add more cotton balls for a beard, glitter or gems to the hat, and any other fun craft materials they’d like.

Now you can hang Santa up!

  • Add a magnet to the back to hang it on the refrigerator
  • Hole punch the top of the hat to hang it from a string for a cute decoration
  • Glue Santa to a piece of paper for a background, then write Merry Christmas or use foam letters to spell it out!

Have kids write a letter to Santa after the craft activity to add to the holiday fun!



Torn Paper Art and Writing Lesson for Elementary School

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torn paper art lesson

Objective: To inspire children’s writing through the use of textured torn paper and collage

Age: 6+

Time: 30-45 minutes (writing varies) Grades: 1st +

Materials:

Lesson for Torn Paper Art

1. Allow your students to choose the topic they want to create. For this example, you will see an example of a winter themed snowman and a snail in the grass.
2. Choose the color paper you want as a background.
3. Choose the different color paper you want to use to create your picture.
4. Tear the colors slowly into various shapes to represent the topic/ setting or habitat.
5. Glue pieces into place carefully.

Note: If you tear paper quickly and narrowly, you will enable the paper to curl. Allow them to practice if needed. Remember, no scissors! Continue reading



Noah’s Ark Sunday School Craft Activity

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noah's ark sunday school

Noah’s Ark is such a fun Sunday School theme for the younger children. This past weekend it was the topic for the lesson in my Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School Class. We had a great morning learning about God’s message to Noah. Our normal Sunday school class includes circle-time with a discussion of the bible lesson, songs, a story, and a discussion about what we are thankful for to add to our Blessings Jar.

After circle time, we have a craft and/or activities and then snack before the parents come to pick up their children. Usually our class is under an hour, so we try to make the hour as fun and educational as we can, to drive home the bible lesson of the week. Continue reading



5 Easy Craft Projects for the Holiday

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The holiday season is full of events that are perfect for a craft activity. Here are some of our holiday craft kits and projects that are low-mess and easy to make at events such as a Breakfast with Santa or a grandparent and child activity at a senior center. Having a craft activity at an event provides everyone an opportunity to create something special this season and makes your event more memorable!

Tips and tricks:

  • All these craft projects come complete with instructions
  • To make the beaded projects easy, we recommend using paper plates to hold beads while assembling projects.
  • We suggest having 1-2 premade samples at the craft table or station so that everyone can refer to them as needed.

Gingerbread Ornaments

holiday craft projects

We are excited about this new craft kit this year! These adorable gingerbread ornaments come with pre-punched holes in the felt to make stitching easy with the included plastic needle. Each project is also individually bagged so you can distribute them easily to eahc participant. This is a great seasonal project for seniors. Hang them on the Christmas tree or around your facility.  Continue reading



Fall Leaf Paper Craft – Library Storytime Activity

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leaf people craft

This paper leaf craft is a super easy activity for all ages for the Fall season! I used it for my Fall storytime at Dripping Springs Community Library. First, I started out with a silly rooster puppet named Doodley Doo that told silly jokes about Fall. We also enjoyed a wiggly song called It’s Time to Stand Up – Come and Make a Circle 3 by Susan Salidor.

After sharing the picture books, Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley, Little Tree by Loren Long, Fall Mixed Up by Chris Raczka, and Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, we enjoyed a very fun craft time making Fall leaf people.

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