How to Make a Santa Claus Decoration Using an Egg

It would sound a bit weird, but it's really a fun to make Santa Claus with an egg (eggshell). It is really easy to make it. it can also be used to decorate the Christmas tree or else you can just place it anywhere in your room.

Steps

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    Select an egg, then make a small hole into it using a spoon or a knife. Remove all the contents of it (don't waste the contents). This is generally done by blowing the egg if it is a raw egg. You can use a hard boiled egg that you've eaten or taken the egg out of carefully for sandwhiches.
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    Wash the egg properly to make it clean and odorless.
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    Let it dry. Then to make stiffer and stronger, apply glue to the egg, and paste some tissue paper on it. Apply two or more layers of tissue to make it strong and unbreakable. You can also cover the hole when applying the tissue paper and glue. If you have some spare scrap paper you can scrunch up, craft balls or plastic eggs, you can dispense with the actual egg shell all together. Use anything you like formed into an ovoid for this craft.
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    Take a sheet of red colored velvet paper, cut it into the shapes as shown in the picture. (a long rectangular piece and a half circle). Use any red paper you can find if you don't want to use velvet paper.
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    Take the rectangular piece according to the width of the egg, and stick it around the egg as shown:
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    Take the half circle and make it into the shape of a cone.
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    Paste the cone shape on the egg, and bend it slightly to give it an effect of a hat.
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    Paste a small cotton ball on the end of the hat using glue.
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    Take some more cotton and paste on the edges of the velvet paper.
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    Paint the face of Santa by using oil paints or water colors.
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    Draw eyes and mouth on it using sketch pens, and paste mustache and beard using some more cotton, it would be better if you do it after painting the face.
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    Paint the bottom of the egg with red color.
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    Use your new Santa to decorate a tree or as a decorative item anywhere in your home.

Tips

  • Use caution when making a hole in the egg.
  • Use cotton to make the hair of Santa.
  • Using velvet paper makes it look cute.
  • Adapt this simple process to make other festive figures like snowmen, fairies or figures from the nativity.

Things You'll Need

  • Egg
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Cotton
  • Paints (oil paints, water colors)
  • Sketch pens
  • Velvet paper (red)

Article Info

Categories: Christmas Decorations