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CLAY POT SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS
Written by: Amanda Formaro, FamilyCorner.com
Santa & Mrs. Claus are ready to bring joy to all the girls and boys. What a fun
way to say Merry Christmas to your holiday host, your child's teacher, or a
member of your family.
What You Need:
(For Each Character)
- 2- 1 1/2" diameter wooden balls
- 2- 2 1/4" diameter clay pots
- shiny holiday ribbons
- wide sheer holiday ribbon (with wire is best)
- red material scrap
- white plush felt
- shimmery white pom pom
- white curly doll hair
- gold craft wire
- shiny green ribbon
- thin white ribbon
- silk holly berries & leaves
- textured snow paint
- acrylic paints in flesh, red, and pink
What You Do:
Place newspaper down on work surface. Turn clay pot over and glue wooden ball to
bottom of pot. When glue is dry, use large paint brush to paint the outside of
the clay pot red and the entire wooden ball with flesh colored paint. Let dry
and apply a second coat.
Glue a small amount of white curly doll hair onto head. Use wide sheer ribbon to
fashion a scarf around her head so that hair sticks out in the front. Tie in
front. Use shiny green ribbon to border the bottom of the pot (see photo), glue
in place. Fashion three small white bows from the thin white ribbon, glue to the
Create the hand muff by rolling up a small rectangular scrap of plush felt, glue
together, then glue to the body. Using a small sponge, gently dab on a thin
amount of pink for the cheeks. using gold craft wire, fashion Mrs. Claus'
spectacles and slip onto her face, tucking into the sides of the scarf. After
glasses are where you want them, carefully dot on eyes and draw on mouth with
fine tip black marker.
Create cap by wrapping red material completely around the top of the "head",
glue brim in place. Trim and tuck material as you move upward to the top of the
cap, sealing seams with craft glue until you have reached the top and created a
point. Use a strip of plush felt to create a white brim, glue in place. Glue the
pom pom to the end of the cap. Bend cap tail to the side, glue if necessary to
keep it pointing down.
Use black marker to dot on eyes. Using a small sponge, gently dab on a thin
amount of pink for the cheeks. Working in sections, glue white curly doll hair
onto Santa's chin creating his beard. Fill in gaps with extra doll hair. Glue
holly berries & leaves just above the rim of the clay pot bottom. Use textured
snow paint all the way around the bottom rim of the clay pot, dab some onto the
holly berries & leaves.
Painting and Decorating Clay Pots
by: Natalie Kunkel, Annette Kunkel
This book presents 100 decorative ideas and instruction for transforming ordinary clay pots into fun and decorative personalities. For both interior and exterior decor as well as holiday ornaments, these projects are adorable and simple to make.
Step-by-step Crafts for Winter
by: Kathy Ross
Ross presents 20 seasonal projects made from easily obtainable craft materials and household items. Each activity is presented on a spread featuring step-by-step illustrated boxes and a drawing of the completed item.
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