There may not be Christmas trees in the undersea world but that's not enough to stop a little mermaid with a fascination for all things human from putting up some holiday decorations. Made from starfish cutouts and a bit of Ariel's marine magic, these charming undersea Santas make great ornaments or gift tags. You can also string them into a jolly garland.
- Ariel's Starfish Santas Template
- Red scrapbook paper or cardstock
- Craft paint (orange and white)
- Small paintbrush
- Black and red permanent markers
- Gold marker or pen
- Thin cord or ribbon
- Glue dots
1. Print and cut out the template, and use it as a pattern to cut out as many red paper starfish as you like.
|2. Have your child use the orange paint to add a face and hands to each starfish. Then he can use a black marker to color on belts and boots.|
|3. Next, dab white paint around each face and below it as well to create a beard. Add a white paint pompom to the top of each hat and white fur trim at the wrists and jacket bottoms (below each belt). When the paint is thoroughly dry, draw on gold belt buckles, eyes, and mouths.|
4. If you're using the starfish Santas as ornaments or gift tags, tie a 7-inch length of thin cord into a hanging loop and glue the knotted end to the back of the paper. Glue a small paper circle or square over the knot to secure it. For a garland, use the same method to attach a bunch of Santas to a long length of thin cord, spacing them equally apart.