In this article I will describe how to make a Christmas themed craft. This craft is best suited for preschool children ages 2-4. It can be used with infants and toddlers with heavy teacher involvement and by substituting out the small parts. When working with older children allow them to cut out the pieces themselves.
Green Construction Paper
Red Construction Paper
Tan Construction Paper
The first to do is cut out the pieces. Cut the green construction paper into 4, this will be used as the background. Cut a small circle out of the tan paper, this will be the face of Santa. Next, Cut Santa’s hat out of the red paper.
When it comes to hand painting crafts it is easier to do in smaller groups, instead of all at once. Paint a hand with the white paint and place it with fingertips close to the edge on the green construction paper. Turn the paper upside down and it becomes Santa’s beard! Once the paint has dried it is time to make Santa’s face.
First, glue the tan circle overlapping the handprint slightly. Next, draw on a nose and mouth and glue on the googly eyes. After that it is time to put the Santa hat on. When you are done gluing everything down put the kids finger in white paint and let them make the rim and pompom of Santa’s hat.
When all of that has dried it is time to make this craft into an ornament. Allow the children to decorate 3 Popsicle sticks in Christmas colors (or glitter if you dare!). On the 4th Popsicle stick write the child’s name and year. Next, glue the Popsicle sticks around the edge of the green paper, putting the one with the name on the bottom.
This is a great Christmas gift for the kids to bring home to Mom and Dad!