Alex cut some pink ovals in construction paper, the width and height of the metal part for the face and a white mustache out of cardstock. We made one full Santa as a model for Nico to look at. He glued the ovals and the mustaches first, then he glued the mini pompom noses on the middle right above the mustache and that allowed him to figure out the exact place for the eyes.
For the white fur around the head I used a make up cotton square that we cut in strips. We glued those on because we needed 2 and I wanted the seam on the side, this is my zealous side coming through, so for this part Nico had nothing to do, but for the rest it was him.
We had made wool pompoms for the tip of the hat but opted to leave them off and trimmed one to glue the trimming on the mustache to give it texture. This ornament is good for all ages to make and kids can do more or less of it depending on ages. I’m sure if we make those again in a few years they’ll look different. I sure love how they look in the tree
For a simpler ornament check out the other ornament we made for this project:
Christmas lacing card ornaments
If you do this, we’d LOVE to see a photo of it. Email it to us or post it on our Facebook page. Don’t forget to also follow us on Pinterest and our “Around the World in 12 Dishes” series also has its own Pinterest boards for each country. We’d love to do a Facebook album, a Pinterest board and a page of your creations
This post is part of the great “20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas”. There is another great blog posting for this project today, so please hop over and check it out!
You can also find all kinds of kid-made ornaments here for a kid-made Christmas & all the ornaments that being linked up will be pinned here as well, so if you have any ornaments of your own, we’d love for you to link them up right here!