Santa's Trousers Favors

By  Melony Bradley 

size: 6"

  • Santa's Trousers Favors


  • 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


  • 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)

Pattern - Santa's Trousers Favors

  • 1. Adults, help kids when baking clay in oven.
  • 2. Print out pattern.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 7. Measure and cut two 1"x7" red cardstock strips (suspenders). Use Craft Glue Dots to glue suspenders onto inside of pants legs.
  • 8. Measure and cut two 3/4"x4" white felt rectangles. Use Continuous Glue Lines to glue felt rectangles around bottom of pants legs.
  • 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.