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It's another paper roll craft. This one is a merry Santa Claus! (And I suspect I'm not done, yet.)
Okay, so you know the routine. Cut your paper tube into 1/2" wide strips.
For this one, I decided to spray paint a few of the pieces. If you'd like to do that as well, you'll need 1 red piece and 3 white ones. You only need 4 pieces total.
Shape the red piece into a sort of lopsided triangle. This is going to be the hat.
Next, take one of the white pieces and shape it into a circle.
Glue the red piece to the top of the white one, curving the bottom of the triangle to match the shape of the circle.
Shape another white piece into a wide crescent moon.
Glue the crescent-shaped piece to the bottom of the round piece opposite the hat. This will be the beard. (You could also shape the bottom of the beard into a point.)
Crumple some red tissue paper and press it into the hat, shaping it to match the hat.
Glue a 1/2" white pom onto the tip of the hat.
Place some fiberfil into the beard and lightly glue as needed.
Shape a 1/2"-wide chenille stem along the bottom edge of the hat and glue in place.
Shape the last piece of white tubing into a mustache.
Place fiberfil into the mustache and glue lightly in place as needed.
Glue the mustache to the front of Santa's beard. This is a little difficult since only the edges of the two pieces are touching.
Once again, create the face by gluing to mini black poms to a 1/2" pink pom.
Glue the nose to the top point of the mustache.
Add a little more fiberfil to the outside of Santa's face for hair.
Attach a string for a hanger and you're done! He's ready for hanging on your Christmas tree!
This little guy was done without painting the paper tube strips first. It's not bad, but the painting helps to highlight the intended colors.
Recycle and decorate at the same time.
Let me know if you give it a try!
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