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Cotton Ball Santa Craft

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Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

One of my favorite ways to get into the Christmas spirit is by making Christmas crafts with my son. It’s such a fun thing to do together, and I love seeing him beam with pride when we’re all done. Not only is this Santa craft simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make, but it’s mess free!

 

To make this cotton ball Santa you’ll need:

  • Silhouette adhesive cardstock (white)
  • cardstock (red, black, and tan)
  • glue
  • cotton balls

 

I didn’t end up using every piece of the design. You’ll want to cut the Santa outline from red cardstock, the eyes from black cardstock, the face from tan cardstock, and the beard and the tip of the hat from white adhesive cardstock.

Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Glue the eyes and face to the red Santa outline.

Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

We’re going to use a neat trick to keep this a mess free kids craft. I saw Kelly do this on another project and thought it was completely brilliant and perfect for kids. We’re going to use the sticky backside of the adhesive cardstock instead of glue to put the cotton balls down.

All you have to do is glue the textured/non-sticky side of the white adhesive cardstock to the red Santa outline. Then you’ll peel off the backing of the adhesive cardstock.

Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

This leaves you with a perfectly sticky yet mess free surface for kids to put the cotton balls on.

Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

Isn’t Santa’s fluffy beard darling?

Cotton Ball Santa Silhouette Kids Craft | Analisa Murenin for Silhouette

 

 

It’s such a great kids project since they get all the fun without the mess. What are you working on with your little ones this Christmas?

Analisa

Hi there, I’m Analisa! I love to travel and explore new places along with my husband and son. When we’re not on the go I’m happily crafting. I’ve been a crafter for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I collected every craft kit I could get my hands on. Not much has changed. I love my Silhouette because it such a versatile instrument for creating. I can stencil fabric with one project, then create stickers for my son with the next. I love experimenting with all it can do.

Designs Used:

Products Used:

New Silhouette CAMEO®

Blade

CAMEO 12-inch cutting mat

adhesive cardstock

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6 comments

  1. So fun! As soon as you mentioned the adhesive cardstock I knew it would be a good idea to use the sticky side for the cotton balls. Thanks for the shoutout. 🙂 My kids and I made pinecone elves last weekend with the help of my Cameo. ‘Tis the season!

    1. Your little trick has saved me so much time and sanity, Kelly. It worked perfectly for the cotton balls. Pinecone elves sound adorable! I hope you’ll share them somewhere because I’d love to see:)

  2. What a great kids’ craft idea! With school letting out soon,this will keep kids entertained and make them even more excited for Christmas!

    1. Thanks Dawn! What kiddo doesn’t love a good Santa craft? If you’re feeling adventurous you could even use glitter or tissue paper squares. Tons of fun!

  3. Such a great idea! I am totally going to try this – I have a stash of the adhesive card stock.

    1. Thanks Kim! I never thought I’d use the adhesive cardstock so much, but I’m spoiled now by not having to mess with glue.

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