What you need:
- Paper towel roll tube cut in half or a toilet paper tube roll
- Red and dark brown (or black) fun foam
- Red felt
- White curling ribbon or yarn
- Tacky Glue
- Cotton Ball
- Skin-colored construction paper
- Red tempera paint
- Silver or gold pipe cleaner
- Paint brushes, palette, appear towel and cup for water
- Hint: I use Q tips for easy glue application!
What to do:
- Using the end of the paper tube, trace around the circumference onto the skin colored sheet of construction paper and cut out for Santa's face. Set to the side for the time being.
- Paint the paper towel tube red and allow to dry.
- While tube is drying, have your child create a beard with the cotton ball and glue to the face. Draw on facial features with crayon.
- Cut two small rectangles into the felt for arms and two ovals from the dark brown felt for hands. Glue together (see photo).
- Once the red tube is dry, cut a large enough rectangle out of red felt to go around the circumference of the top of the tube. Approximately: 3" wide by 4" tall. Glue to the top of the tube.
- After an hour of dry time, tie the top of the Santa hat with yarn (or curling ribbon).
- Lay the tube on it's side and glue on his face, add Santa's belt using the pipe cleaner and glue on his hands to the tube. Cut a 3" heart shape out of black fun foam for the feet, glue to the bottom of the tube and allow all to dry.
- Optional: My daughter insisted on adding googly eyes. I also drew in legs with a black marker.