Friday, December 7, 2012

Santa items for kids to make

This blog has a “Santa” theme. It is for kids to make; however, the Sock Santa may need adult supervision or help.  Enjoy!

Spoon Santa

Materials:  Red felt, Scissors, Pushpin, Monofilament, Wooden craft spoon, White faux fur, Glue or glue dots, Self-adhesive googly eyes, and Small white pom-pom








Cut out a red felt hat that's slightly taller than the craft spoon handle (ours is about 3 inches). Use a pushpin to poke a hole through the felt about 1/4 inch below the tip of the hat. Thread a 7-inch length of monofilament through the hole and knot the ends to create a loop.

Cut out a fur strip to trim the hat and glue it in place. Then cut out a fur beard.
Glue the hat and the beard to the spoon as shown, and then stick the googly eyes to the wood. Finally, glue a small white pom-pom to the tip of the hat.

Sock Santa

Materials:  A pair of red knee-high socks, One single short white sock preferably the thin kind, Polyfill or any other kind of stuffing material suitable for soft toys, A cup of rice, Two buttons, 1 ball of cotton wool (the tip of the hat), and A few rubber bands - large and small 
A piece of fuzzy stuff for the beard (you can also use felt and cotton wool)
Glue gun   


Step 1. Take your knee high sock (as shown by Lola on the first photo) and cut through on two places. Straight line just above the heel and straight line below the heel. Now you have two pieces of the sock - one long for the body and one short for the hat. 

Step 2. Take the long part (body) and a rubber band and pull it all together to make a little sack. Turn it inside out. Fill the bottom with rice and stuff the rest with polyfill all the way to the top. While stuffing the sock arranges the polyfill evenly - you may make your Santa as thin or as overweight as you see suited, or as much as the sock lets you. In any case, do not under-stuff the guy! When it comes to Santa and body image it's a very healthy one! ;)
Close the top of the stuffed red sock and put another rubber band over his head twisting it at least twice to make a head. 

Step 3. Cut off the heel and the toes of your single white sock. Now you have a tube.  Make a little ball from the polyfill and take your small rubber band. 
Put the ball against the inside of the white sock leaving enough space for the face. Secure the ball in place tight. Pull the white "face" over the red sock head as seen in the last photo. 

Step 4. Take the toe part of your red sock and put a rubber band over the toe part to make it look like a hat. I also glued a cotton ball to the end of it. Pull on Santa's head and sew or glue in place.

Step 5. 
Glue eyes and the beard in place!

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