Here is a fun craft for you to do with your little ones. It is another one of those ones to keep as a memento, too. Make Santa faces! My house doesn’t believe in Santa (I am not going to go into that here), but we do recognize him as a popular Christmas character. All you need to do this is white paint, cotton balls, a small piece of red paper, scraps of white paper, glue, and markers.
Start by painting your child’s hand white. You know I love to do this and so do my kids. :-) Put their handprint on the paper. While that is drying, you can have them make parts of Santa’s hat. I put some glue on a paper plate and had my son dip cotton balls into the glue and glue them on a rectangular scrap of white paper. I also cut out a small circle and had him glue a cotton ball onto that.
We turned the handprint upside down. My son glued the red triangle onto the heel of the hand at the top. Then he glued the pieces with cotton balls on them at the top and bottom of the triangle to make it look like a Santa hat. Now just draw a little face on there and you are done. You have a wonderful keepsake to cherish (and decorate with) for years to come. Try it.
Does your house “do” Santa? No judging each other and no nasty comments please. We are all just sharing. :-)