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Cotton Ball Santa

Paper plates, paint, lots of glue and cotton balls and a few hand materials are all kids need to make this fun cotton ball Santa craft.  It has a bunch of fun textures and makes a great exercise in following directions.  Your children will love the end result and it makes a great homemade Christmas decoration.


Small paper plate
Craft paint: flesh tone
Red craft foam
Cotton balls
2 googly eyes
1 pink pom pom
Paint Brush
Red marker or crayon


Turn the paper plate upside down and paint it in the flesh tone of your choice.  Set the plate aside to dry.

Cut a hat shape out of red craft foam and glue a cotton ball to the tip of the hat and then glue a line of cotton balls along the bottom of the hat.

Once the paper plate is dry, glue the bottom of the hat to the top of the paper plate.

Glue a "beard" of cotton balls along the outside edge of the paper plate. 

Glue two googly eyes onto the plate near the hat.

Glue a pink pom pom under the eyes as a nose.

Cut a cotton ball in half and glue above the eyes as eyebrows.

Cut a cotton ball in half and pull it slightly to form a mustache.  Glue under the nose.

Use the red marker to draw a smile under the mustache.

This craft reprinted courtesy of AllKidsNetwork.com.

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Christmas Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, PreSchool Crafts

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