This project, by far, was a favorite among my ten little
Christmas Day Camp campers.
My inspiration started at the after Christmas
clearance tables last year at Michael's.
These wood Santa's on a stick were just .20 each
and they had exactly eleven of them left.
Ten of anything is my "golden" number when I know that it is
something that my ten grands would love.
I however, prefer finding eleven so that I can make
a sample of the craft project ahead of time.
To make this craft we first did our painting.
The youngest grands used crayons instead of paint at a different table.
I supplied long handled Q-tips as the paint brushes.
This made it far easier to stay within the lines of the project
and there was no washing of paint brushes!
We painted/colored the hat, nose, mouth, and stick in red
and the face in pink.
Once the paint was dry it was time to add the
cotton ball beard and hat trim.
We cut the cotton balls in half for the trim on the hat.
We dipped each cotton ball is school glue and stuck it in place.
Whole cotton balls filled in the beard portion.
Stretched out cotton balls in the shape of a mustache
created the mustache above his mouth.
A special glittery white pompom was hot glued on
to the tip of his hat.
(The special pompom came from a clearance priced strand
of garland that I had cut up for this project.)
Remember to watch for crafting resources in unlikely places!
A glittery accent of Christmas holly finished the project!
The kids could hardly wait for this project to dry!
Their finished (play with) santa masks on a stick
were a huge hit!