Santa's Trousers Favors

Materials

  • Recycled cardboard toilet paper tubes, two
  • Cardstock: red, black
  • White felt, scrap
  • Wooden tag, 2"x2-1/2"
  • Green metal brad
  • Polyform Sculpey III Clay: Gold
  • Glue Dots International: Craft Glue Dots, Continuous Glue Lines
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Paint: Bright Red, Green Apple
  • Tulip Fashion Glitter: Silver or Gold

Tools

  • Rubber stamp: Merry Christmas
  • Black inkpad
  • Clay-dedicated rolling pin or acrylic brayer
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, plastic knife, black marker, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.

STEP 2

  • Print out pattern.

STEP 3

  • On clean work surface, remove clay from package. To condition, roll clay in hands until soft, bending and rolling until pliable. If clay cracks, keep conditioning. Roll 1" Gold clay ball; flatten. Cut buckle from Gold clay. Position buckle on parchment-lined baking sheet. Follow manufacturer's instructions to bake buckle in oven. Let cool.

STEP 4

  • On covered work surface, paint cardboard tubes (pants) Bright Red. Let dry. Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue pants legs together. Paint wooden tags Apple Green. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut 2-1/2"x9" red cardstock rectangle. Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue red rectangle around top of pants legs. Measure and cut two 2-1/2" red card stock circles. Use scissors to fringe edges of circles. Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue circles on bottom of pants legs.

STEP 6

  • Measure and cut 1"x9" black cardstock strip (belt). Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue belt around red rectangle. Apply Continuous Glue Lines strip onto center of belt; sprinkle with Gold or Silver glitter. Use Craft Glue Dots to glue buckle on center of belt.

STEP 7

  • Measure and cut two 1"x7" red cardstock strips (suspenders). Use Craft Glue Dots to glue suspenders onto inside of pants legs.

STEP 8

  • Measure and cut two 3/4"x4" white felt rectangles. Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue felt rectangles around bottom of pants legs.

STEP 9

  • Use black inkpad and Merry Christmas stamp to stamp saying on wooden tag. Use hole punch to punch hole on pants leg; insert metal brad through hole on tag and pants leg. Bend ends on inside.
by Melony Bradley

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2101/660a6531-75a3-4546-bb8d-c056f6f4b3f6.pdf



Santa's Trousers Favors
Santa's Trousers Favors