This homemade Santa looks cheerful and welcoming standing near your doorway to greet visitors and you need just a few inexpensive craft supplies to make it.
by Twila Lenoir
- 1 large straw broom
- two 3 inch brooms
- 2 squares of red felt, plus a small red piece for the mouth
- scraps of black and white felt
- 1 medium tan pompom and 1 large white pompom
- 13-1/2″ length of white fun fur
- White acrylic paint
- Printable Santa pattern pieces
1. Start by painting the broom whisks white. You don’t have to completely paint it white – leave some of the natural whisks showing through the white. Also leave natural the area where the face will be, as this will look like skin tone. Cut the broom handles off the tiny brooms, and paint white. This make Santa’s mustache.
2. Print out the pattern for the eyes and mouth and trace onto felt pieces as shown in the picture. Cut out all the face pieces.
3. For Santa’s hat, take a full square of red felt and wrap it around the broom from the back to the front, making it high enough to leave room for Santa’s face and hair. Glue this down.
4. Take the other piece of red felt and a 13 and 1/2 inch piece of fur and glue it down along the bottom length of the felt, making sure there are equal amounts of fun fur left hanging on each side.
5. Starting at the top, wrap the felt around from the front to the back of the felt that you have already glued in place. The edge with the fun fur will be the widest area, at the bottom, and the felt should narrow as it goes toward the top. Experiment with the felt and fur until you have a hat shape, then glue it down.
6. Lastly, glue on the two tiny brooms for the mustache, then glue on the medium size pompom for the nose. Use a small red piece of felt for the mouth. Use black and white pieces of felt to construct the eyes. Print and cut out the eye pattern pieces at left or draw your own similar shapes. Trace these pieces onto felt and cut out. You’ll want a large black shape first, then white, then black and a tiny dot of white felt for the pupil.
We hope you have enjoyed this free Christmas craft. Have a safe and happy holiday!