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.
Empty tin can
Empty fruit cup
Red, black, and tan craft paper
White Puff ball
Hot glue gun/glue
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! 🙂