Painted Christmas puddings

June 29, 2017

An easy-to-do painting technique to create fun festive decorations and games.

Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: winter

Tags: Christmas, counter, decoration, food, painting, wooden disc

Category: art & creating


Cut your own or buy a number of wooden discs or counters.
If you want to make hanging decorations, drill the discs. Thicker counters can be used for games. In this example we are making counters for tic tac toe.
Sand your counters smooth on one side (or both sides if you’re painting both).
Using weatherproof acrylic paints gives a finish suitable for the outdoors – most other paints should be fine for indoor use.
Alternatively you can paint onto card, paper or anything round.

Step 1

Paint approximately two-thirds of your disc dark brown. Allow to dry.

Step 2

Paint the other third white, up to a rough/wiggly line, and allow to dry.

1st stage of painting a Xmas pudding

Step 3

At the top of the white area, use a pencil to draw the outline of holly leaves and berries.

Step 4

Using pens or very fine brushes colour in the holly: green leaves and red berries.

2nd stage of painting a Christmas pudding

Step 5

Once it’s all dry, use a black marker on the brown area to draw the currants.

Decorate the white part with metallic silver pen for sparkly icing!