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!



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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10 DIY Fall & Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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Looking for some fun new crafts and decorations to help you with your Fall and Thanksgiving celebrations? Check out our top 10 DIY crafts that you can keep up all season long!

Thanksgiving Craft Stick Wreath

Our Craft Stick Wreath Craft Kit can be easily turned into a Fall and Thanksgiving themed activity! This simple wreath is made with regular and jumbo craft sticks that are colored with markers and water to give a blended look. Then simply glue the craft sticks to the included wreath shape. Everything you need to make the wreath is included in the kit.

If you want to get even more creative like we did, add a festive message using jute string, oak tag, and the markers which are included in the kit. We also thought it would be fun to have some of our wood leaves hanging in the center.

Pie Garland 

Who doesn’t love eating pie for Thanksgiving? Make a festive pie garland to hang up as a decoration for your Thanksgiving events. These Kraft Paper Pennants work great because they are made from heavy paper, the perfect pie shape, pre-punched holes, and the color makes it easier to decorate.

Fold a strip of white or tan paper accordian style to create the crust at the top. Glue the sides to the back of the kraft paper so you don’t block the holes. Then string jute through the kraft paper holes. You can choose which types of pies you’d like to create. Here’s how we made the 4 you see here: Continue reading



Day of the Dead Craft Activities – Sugar Skulls & Banderas

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day of the dead craft

Kids can learn about the history and cultural significance of the Day of the Dead Mexican holiday with our Day of the Dead Craft Kit! The holiday starts on Halloween and ends on November 2nd. This kit comes with two different craft projects. Each person can decorate one cardstock sugar skull mask with markers, sequins and glue, and wear it when they are done! Then they can create three diecut banners each using Papel Picado Mexican Banner Paper and liquid watercolors that can be hung up together as a group.

Age Group: 6 and up

Project Time: 45 minutes

Your Kit Contains: 

  • 24 Sugar Skull Masks 24
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Multicolor Sequins
  • Mexican Banderas Kit 72 pack (includes all the supplies you need)

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