Mini Monets and Mommies: Santa Holiday Craft Gift Box

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Santa Holiday Craft Gift Box

Christmas is coming! Breakfast with Santa, walking a miles through the snowy mall parking lot to buy gifts that the kids really don’t need, stockings hung by the chimney with care and …. the annual “teacher’s gift.” Every year I’m torn – should I let my son pick out something, have him make a present or just go the gift card route? One year an overly-zealous homeroom mom coordinated a mega gift basket for the teacher (and all the rest of us had to do with chip in $5!).
Christmas crafts
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If you’re looking to go the way of the DIY gift, this crafty creation is simple, fun and will get your child in the Christmas spirit. Dress up a take-out container (you can reuse the one that you got with your sesame chicken or buy new ones at the craft store) and have your little artist turn it into a Santa Claus themed caddy. Fill it with whatever you want. Add a handmade holiday ornament, Christmas candy or make one of my personal favorites – Oreo no-bake chocolate and pretzel truffles (if you’re looking for even more super-easy holiday recipes check out my new eBook Bake Sale Fail).

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        A take-out style container

·        Red tempera paint

·        A paintbrush

·        Scissors

·        Black and yellow paper

·        Cotton balls

·        Clear-drying school glue
Kids' art

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Paint the outside of the container red. Set it aside and let it dry completely.

2.     Cut a 1-inch thick strip of black paper.

3.     Draw a glue line down the paper strip. Press it against the painted container in the middle to make Santa’s belt.

Takeout Craft
4.     But a rectangle from the yellow paper to make the belt buckle. Glue it to the front of the belt.

5.     Pull two cotton balls apart to make strips.

6.     Glue one strip to the bottom and the other to the top of the container.

DIY gift
7.     Fill the container up!

Gift Caddy
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  1. very creative, the perfect Christmas carrier!

  2. Such a creative idea! I'm thinking the aunts in our family would love it!

    1. Thanks! It's a bit more fun than just buying something ready-made, and the relatives always appreciate that.

  3. How super! I wish that we had take out boxes like yours in the UK! Thanks for joining in with #frugalfamilylinky

    1. Thanks. Maybe from amazon? I've also found them on other places online that ship internationally.

  4. Really love these superb craft collections!!!!!