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
2 googly eyes
1 pink pom pom
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.