Santa Craft: Snack Holder & Candy Dish

The other day as I was looking over all our Christmas crafts and I realized that we hadn’t made any Santa crafts yet…crazy right? So…

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The other day as I was looking over all our Christmas crafts and I realized that we hadn’t made any Santa crafts yet…crazy right? So that night we came up with 2 adorable Santa crafts. Here is our first one that uses a recycled tin can. This craft can be mostly made by kids, but it does require some hot gluing for parents to do.

Ms. Tiger (age 4) helped make ours and the whole family has helped eat our Santa Snacks. I stuffed a piece of tissue paper down at the bottom so the candy was easy to reach. Then I filled it with M&Ms.  My kiddos call M&Ms, “M&M-ees,” which I think is pretty darn cute! 

Supplies:
Empty tin can
Empty fruit cup
Red, black, and tan craft paper
Red fabric
Googly eyes
Cotton balls
White Puff ball
Rubber band
Tape
Craft Glue
Hot glue gun/glue
Scissors

Directions:
1.  Wrap the tin can with a piece of red craft paper and secure it with tape. Glue some cotton balls in a triangle at the top of the can to make Santa’s beard.

To make Santa’s belt, cut out a piece of black paper and wrap it around the can and secure with tape. Then add a belt buckle and some decorations.

2.  Cut a strip of tan craft paper and tape it to the empty fruit cup. Glue googly eyes and cotton balls on in a half circle shape to frame Santa’s face. Don’t worry about covering all the tan paper at the top of his face because Santa’s hat will cover it.

3.  Cut a square piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the fruit cup and fold it in half. Use the hot glue gun to glue the folded edge around the top of Santa’s face. Then use a rubber band to gather the top of the fabric. I had to try it a couple times to get the right look I wanted.

4.  Cut the extra fabric off above the rubber band. Hot glue the white puff ball to the top of the hat to cover the rubber band and your done…just add treats! 🙂

What are you going to fill your Santa with?

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Have a great day and thanks for pinning & sharing our craft with your friends! 
Love, Katie & the Kiddos