Cotton Ball Santa

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Santa Claus Decoration made from paper plate and cotton balls

Paper plates, paint, lots of glue and cotton balls and a few handy 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.

Trivia: In the mid 1800s, poet Thomas Nash wrote a poem that famously placed Santa’s home in the North Pole, even though the original saint lived in Turkey. Nash most likely chose the North Pole because, at the time, there were several scientific explorations to the North Pole, a region that was seen as a type of fantasy land, mysterious and just out of reach. Source: Fact Retriever – 50 Jolly Facts about Santa Claus

  • Small paper plate
  • Craft paint: flesh tone
  • Red craft foam
  • Cotton balls
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 pink pom pom
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Red marker or crayon
  1. Turn the paper plate upside down and paint it in the flesh tone of your choice. Set the plate aside to dry.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the paper plate is dry, glue the bottom of the hat to the top of the paper plate.
  4. Glue a “beard” of cotton balls along the outside edge of the paper plate.
  5. Glue two googly eyes onto the plate near the hat.
  6. Glue a pink pom pom under the eyes as a nose.
  7. Cut a cotton ball in half and glue above the eyes as eyebrows.
  8. Cut a cotton ball in half and pull it slightly to form a mustache. Glue under the nose.
  9. Use the red marker to draw a smile under the mustache.



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