Elf and Santa Holiday Hats

We will do a two for one here since the elf and santa hats are made the same way.


Here what you need:
Construction paper
Cotton balls


1. Fold a large sheet of construction paper in half. Cut out the shape you would like for your hat. Mine is a little off to the side but you can just do a triangle. 

2. Take another sheet of the red paper cut into three strip the long way. Take one and staple it just to the front of the hat right in the middle.

3. Use the two end fit to your little ones head and staple each side as seen above.

4. Take a small green sheet of construction paper and cut a in half with a zigzag line.

5. Staple the green paper on to the hat by the points so you can glue cotton balls over the top.

6. Staple the green sides together and to the red band at the same time.

7. Add cotton balls with glue


Away In The Manger

Here is a family Chistmas tradition I would like to share with you. This little manger scene is the perfect ornament for any tree.


When I was little we would pull out the Chistmas cards from the year before dig though, and cut out a Manger seen or two. Now most Chistmas cards are photo cards so you might need to look a little harder.

Here is what we used:
2 Chistmas cards or images
30 toothpicks
4 cotton balls


1. Take 5 toothpicks glue together to make a house shape.

2. Find two cards or other images and trace around the toothpicks, and cut on the inside of the line.

3. Glue two images together

4.  Put a dot of glue on each corner of the tooth pick frame and place the images on top. Then make another layer on top. Repeat the toothpicks frame three times.


5. Flip over and do the same on the other side.

6. Glue a few cotton balls to the top

7. Add a string and hang on your tree