Let ‘ole Saint Nick dole out the stocking stuffers this year.
- 10.5″ paper mache cone
- craft paint – red, white, black, and gold
- foam craft brush
- monogram sticker
- hole punch
- scrapbook paper
- black fine-point marker
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Using the pencil, lightly draw Santa’s features on the cone, making sure to include a hat, belt, arms, beard, eyes, and mouth (smiling, of course).
Paint the cone in long, even strokes using the foam brush. Allow him to fully dry before apply another layer or adding a new color. Leave his beard last, and apply the paint thicker. Swirl the corner of the brush through his beard to create texture and mimic his curly beard. Let dry completely.
Using the black marker, draw Santa’s eyes in the unpainted paper mache above his beard. Draw a small, smiling mouth in the upper portion of the beard as though separating his beard from his mustache.
Cut a 4″ circle from the scrapbook paper and punch a hole large enough for your ribbon in the middle. Pass the ribbon through the hole, and tie a knot in the end. Stuff Santa with small toys and gifts.
Run a thin line of hot glue along the edge of the cone opening, and place the scrapbook paper circle (with knotted ribbon side inside) on the glue. Press to seal.
Use a monogram sticker of each kid’s name to make Santa’s belt buckle. Paint the monogram sticker gold if necessary.
Pull the ribbon outside the cone to open the hatch and let the stocking stuffers spill out.