The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive spirit than with a fun and easy DIY Santa Decoration for the kids to do? In just about half an hour, you can transform ordinary old CDs and cotton balls into charming Santa ornaments that will not only add a touch of creativity to your home but also keep the kiddos busy! Get ready to dive into the world of DIY magic with this simple and delightful project.
Supplies Needed for DIY Santa Decoration
Before you begin, gather the following supplies, most of which you probably already have at home:
- CDs – if you don’t have any, here’s a bunch for cheap!
- Cotton Balls
- Red Paper
- Googly Eyes – we buy ours in bulk!
- Red Marker
- Glue or Tape – we prefer hot glue guns!
- Snowflake stickers – optional but we love them!
Step-by-Step Directions for CD Santa
Now that you have all your supplies, lets dive in!
Step 1: Clean the CD
Start by ensuring your CD is nice and shiny. Give it a quick clean to provide a smooth surface for the upcoming festive transformation.
Step 2: Glue Cotton Balls
Apply glue around the hole in the CD, leaving the hole empty for the mouth. The cotton balls will create Santa’s iconic white beard, giving your ornament a festive and fluffy appearance.
Step 3: Leave a Side Empty
Leave one side of the CD empty – this will be the designated space for the eyes and the Santa hat. It’s essential to plan your design to create a balanced and charming ornament.
Step 4: Add Googly Eyes
Now, it’s time to bring Santa to life! Glue googly eyes onto the bare spot on the CD. The eyes are a crucial element, giving your ornament personality and character.
Step 5: Draw the Nose
Grab the red marker and draw a cute little nose just below the eyes. This small detail adds the perfect touch to Santa’s friendly face.
Step 6: Cut Out a Santa Hat
Take the red paper and cut out a classic Santa hat shape. This is where your creativity can shine – feel free to experiment with different hat styles and sizes.
Step 7: Glue Santa Hat
Glue the Santa hat onto the bare top of the CD. This step completes Santa’s iconic look and adds a festive touch to your ornament.
Step 8: Add a Pom Pom
For the finishing touch, glue a cotton ball onto the top of the construction paper hat to create a delightful pom-pom. This detail adds a touch of whimsy and completes your homemade Santa ornament.
Other Christmas DIY Ideas
- Santa Yarn Ornament. This Santa is so sticking cute!
- DIY Christmas Wreath from Pasta. Very easy and elegant looking wreath made from pasta!
- DIY Christmas Ornaments. Simple and fun ideas to create ornaments for the tree.
- DIY Christmas candles. This is my favorite Christmas decoration!
- DIY Bath Bombs. Another great gift for teachers, friends, and family. Or keep them for yourself for some relaxation time after this craft.
And there you have it – an easy Christmas craft that your kids are going to love and you’ll get to upcycle your old CDs! These make great gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and more so if you have a bunch of CDs don’t stop with one! The joy of receiving a handmade ornament, crafted with love and creativity, is the best in our opinion. So, gather your supplies, involve the kids, and let the festive crafting begin! Happy holidays!