Thank You Santa Card
After Phineas and Ferb point out that no one ever sends a thank you note to Santa, all the town folk rally to express their long overdue gratitude. As the boys fly overhead on the Christmas cannon, the holiday lights below spell out a dazzling Thank You Santa. Here's a craft that lets kids call on their favorite characters to help express their appreciation to jolly old St. Nick.
- Template for Thank You Santa Card
- Scrapbook paper or craft paper (scraps of red, green, orange, skin tone, and white for the characters, plus and 8.5- by 11-inch sheet of any color you like for the card)
- Glue stick
- Fine-tipped black marker
- Craft knife
1. Print the template. Have your child choose which two characters he or she wants on the card, and use the designated pieces to cut out shapes from the specified colors of paper.
Note: You will use the template eyes and the Thank You Santa template pieces as they are.
2. For Phineas and Ferb, glue the hair pieces and the eyes to the heads. For Phineas, first cut a small notch between the lower portion of his eyes and then fit them over the nose. Pencil facial features on the faces as shown and then go over them with marker.
Note: A toothpick comes in handy for applying glue to the eyes and other small pieces.
3. For Candace, use the craft knife (adults only) to cut the slit (as marked on the template) in the orange paper hair piece.
4. Slip Candace's head into the slit, as shown, and glue it in place.
5. Glue on Candace's eyes and draw on her facial features.
6. For Isabella, glue the head atop the hair and then add the eyes and facial features (don't forget her eyelashes).
7. Next, glue the jumper onto Isabella's blouse, and draw "knot" lines on the bow.
8. Now assemble and glue the pieces for the characters you're using on the greeting rectangle, positioning them on either side of the Thank You Santa message and flush with the lower green border.
9. Fold the 8.5- by 11-inch sheet of paper in half and glue the greeting rectangle to the face of the card. Now your child can write an additional personal note inside before leaving the card alongside a Christmas Eve treat for Santa.