A Whimsical Wooden Santa

A Whimsical Wooden Santa


Copyright 2001, Amanda Formaro


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A Whimsical Wooden Santa copyright 2001 familycorner.com This rosy-cheeked Santa Claus can be put together in less than an hour. These are wonderful accents for your dinner table or fireplace mantel.

You will need

triangular block of wood

sandpaper

acrylic paint in black and pink

muslin material, enough to cover entire piece of wood

holiday material scrap for hat

gold accent holiday ribbon

gold button

white curly doll hair

small holly & berry leaves

blush & blush brush (make up)

white craft glue

textured snow paint

small paintbrushes

What you do

Begin by sanding all rough edges around the wood to eliminate the possibility of painful splinters while working. Cover the entire piece of wood with muslin material, gluing as you go and keeping seems in the back (and to a minimum).

Use the holiday material and wrap it around Santa's "head" to fashion his cap. Use craft glue to tack down as you work your way around, keeping seams in the back. Use ribbon to create the cap rim, again, keeping seams in the back, gluing as you go.

Use blush brush to gently add blush to Santa's cheeks. Dot on eyes with small paintbrush and black paint, dot on nose with pink paint.

Glue the holly leaves & berries in the bottom corner before adding the beard hair. Glue the doll hair in place to crate the beard, working small sections at a time to ensure full coverage. Fill in empty sections where necessary.

To finish, glue gold button to the top of the cap and add a few flecks of textured snow paint to the holly berries and leaves.

About the author

Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. Subscribe to her free weekly kid's craft newsletter, Busy Little Hands, by sending any email message tomailto:kidscrafts-on@mail-list.com or by visiting her website at http://familycorner.com.

 

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