Use an easy painting technique and simple materials to create effective Christmas decorations.
What you'll need
- sturdy, fairly thick sticks
- cotton wool
- paintbrush & paints
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Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:
- source of wood
- leave no trace if working outdoors
Health & Safety Considerations
Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:
- using a hack saw
Paint the bottom half of the oval white, for Santa’s beard.
Allow to dry.
Paint the top third red, for the hat.
Leave a plain strip across the middle, for the face.
Allow to dry.
Paint or draw a white line along the straight edge of the red hat to create a white ruff/rim.
Paint a white dot to make a bobble for the hat. Alternatively you can use glue and cotton wool for the white rim, bobble and beard.
Leave to dry.
Finish off by drawing in the eyes with a black marker pen on the strip between the beard and the hat.
Take it further:
- a crowd of Santas all standing together in the garden or window make a really effective display
- or you could hide them around your setting and play Hunt The Santa!
- be creative and make an Elf…
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.