Add a quirky new twist to a class Cardboard Tube Santa Craft. Make his beard from Bubble Wrap.
Big brother was building his birthday Lego. So to help distract little brother and little sister from their birthday envy (and to give big brother a rare bit of peace and quiet), we set to work on a Santa craft, for the School Christmas Tree Decoration competition. All entrants must be made from recyclables, so think egg cartons, cardboard tubes, cereal boxes and our favourite Bubble Wrap!
Bubble Wrap was the main junk material on our only winning entry, so far in the school competition. Freddie’s Bubble Wrap Snow Man Snow-Globe won the Junior Infant category 2 years ago. We decided to bring it out again this year and put a fun new twist onto a classic Santa cardboard tube craft.
How to make a Bubble Wrap Santa Craft
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- Cardboard Tubes
- Bubble Wrap
- Black and Red Felt
- White Sticky Labels
- Googly Eyes
- White Pom-Pom
- Markers and a flesh colored crayon
This is what we did:
- Glued a piece of red felt around the bottom 2/3 of the cardboard tube.
- Covering the top of the tube with a white sticky label that the kids has colored in with a flesh colored crayon.
- Next up it was time to add on Santa’s face and add on a black felt strip for his belt.
- Then we turned our attention to his beard. Cutting out a piece of bubble wrap, adding a sticky white sticky label onto the back of it. We glued this into place.
- To finish our Santa off, we cut out and glued on a red felt hat, added a white pom pom onto the end and added a strip of bubble wrap hair.
- All we need to do now is too attach some string and make a loop for hanging up on the school Christmas tree next week.
We will let you know how we get on. Bella is going to be taking in one of the Bubble Wrap Baubles she made recently and we are planning to make Liam’s project at the weekend.