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 Downloadwith each shape. Place the color construction paper you need behind each shape and cut along the lines.
Recommended Ages: 4-7
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!
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.
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.
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 →
Our Color-Me Snow Globes can be decorated and personalized in so many ways! Here are 6 fun ideas and some tips when creating your snow globe project. I created some holiday designs but these ideas can be easily modified for any season or theme.
Fun Holiday Snow Globe Ideas
1. Snowmen: Make dimensional drawings or collages of any theme! I chose to make a snowman scene. First, draw the pieces and color them with marker. Then outline with a fine tip marker and some glitter glue for added contrast. Cut all the pieces out. To make a tinted look, use a watercolor wash on the background paper (don’t use too much water). Once that is dry, glue the tree and the two snowmen using 3D foam adhesive dots.
Fuse Beads are one of my favorite craft activities, especially around the holiday! It is also a great craft for children. I created a cute Gingerbread Man to use as decoration for my home. There are only a few materials and it is a quick and easy craft activity.
To create the gingerbread man, I used the bear shaped pegboard. Start by sorting out what colors you would like to use. Put each color bead in a paint cup or small container. This makes it easier to place the beads on the pegboard. I chose brown for the body, white for the face, arms, and legs, and yellow for the buttons.
Now you can start putting the beads on the pegboard. You will see I left out the ears! This bear pegboard works perfectly for a gingerbread man. You can follow the pattern I used, or get creative and make your own.