Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kid Craft: paper plate santa

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite things to blog about, and that is crafting with my kids. I have 3 little ones, and just like their mama, they love to craft. So here are a couple Christmas kid decorations we made out of paper plates.

This Santa plate was a great project because gluing on all those cotton balls took a while! I love it when we find a craft that lasts for more than 5 minutes. Here's how you can make one if you've got kiddos around:

paper plate
kid friendly paint
cotton balls
glue and q-tip
red paper
googly eyes
puff ball

The steps are probably pretty self-explanatory, but here are a few tips.
We mixed white and orange to get the right color for Santa's face. Of course you can make it darker or lighter according to what kind of Santa your kids are used to! 
After painting the plate, add the eyes and nose, it will bring the project to life for your child as s/he decorates. 
Then, cut out a hat shape and help your child place it. 
Last, the cotton ball decorating begins. You could also use pieces of cotton for the eyebrows and a mustache.
Here's Rudolph. We also made Mrs. Claus and a few elves. We taped them up on a wall, and it makes for really cute kid decor.
Merry Christmas everyone!


Laura@Splendor said...

SO cute! My kids will LOVE making these! Thanks for sharing it!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Super cute! My daughter would love making this.

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-sixteen.html

Lindsay said...

Such a sweet little idea, thanks for sharing!

Gabby said...

These are so much fun! Can't wait to do this with my kids. :D

marissa said...

these would be perfect for my nieces

Danielle said...

Love the crafts Rachel. You should link these up to the linky carnival!

Lindsi B said...

Oh for goodness sake that is so cute! I love that you are doing such fun crafts with your kids! And to make a Santa and a reindeer-perfect! I'd love for you to share this with my readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party. http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html