Earlier this fall I was asked by the lovely Stephanie Lynn of Under the Table and Dreaming to participate in a series that ran on her blog in November called Handmade Holidays featuring STYROFOAM™ brand foam. The series included 25 bloggers who were to create holiday projects using STYROFOAM™ brand foam products. I was excited to be asked to participate to say the least! I wanted to re-post my project for you today in case you wanted to make a few for the holidays.
The project I chose to create is not only an easy dress up idea for your kids but it's also a great idea for picture-taking fun at your holiday parties. Santa Disguise Photo Booth Props are the perfect pairing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!
Santa Disguise Photo Booth Props (Makes One Beard and One Santa Hat)
One sheet white card stock
One sheet stiff red felt
1 package 1 1/2" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Balls (12 count)
1 package 1" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Balls (16 count)
Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Scissors or x-acto knife
2 wooden dowels
First, lightly trace the shape of a beard and a mouth opening onto the white card stock. Cut out using a pair of scissors or and x-acto knife.
Heat up your hot glue gun and place just a dab of hot glue onto one 1 1/2" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball at a time.
Place each STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball onto the card stock and let cool and dry. Try to fill up your card stock beard as much as possible!
Once cool, flip the beard over and place a few dabs of hot glue onto the backside. Press one end of a wooden dowel into the glue, let cool and dry.
For the Santa Hat, cut out a triangle from the sheet of stiffened red felt.
Using the 1" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls, place dabs of hot glue onto each and press onto the bottom edge of the hat forming the white brim. Take one of the remaining 1 1/2" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls and hot glue it to the tip of the hat forming the little white puff ball tip that is classic to Santa's hat. Let the hot glue cool and dry and then flip the hat over to the backside to add the wooden dowel via a few dabs of hot glue. Once the dowel is set, your Santa Disguise is ready to play with, hooray!
It's so much fun pretending to be Santa Clause!
Or playing peek-a-boo with his red hat!
I hope you make a few of these this holiday season. They are sure to make your holiday party a hit!