Make an adorable wooden spoon Santa puppet for your kids to play with this Christmas. We have a bunch of spoon puppets and I have recently added this cute Santa to the mix. My preschooler loves it and enjoys playing a “naughty or nice” game we made up. The spoon puppets march one by one in front of Santa and he decided if the puppets have been naughty or nice. I come up with all sorts of reasons why the puppets should or shouldn’t get any presents this Christmas. It cracks my 4-year old up and we’re having so much fun.
Wooden spoon Santa puppet
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- wooden spoon
- ivory, black and red paint
- red, white, black and yellow felt
- black buttons
- red and white pom poms
- black marker
- hot glue gun (for adults only)
Step 1: Start by painting the wooden spoon. Use ivory paint for the head, red for the main part of the handle and black for the boots. If you want it to look fancy you can also add a golden line to separate the red and black paint. Set the spoon aside for the paint to dry completely.
Step 2: While the paint is drying, you can go ahead and cut the hat, coat and belt out of felt. Use a hot glue gun to glue on the little details like the white pom pom at the top of the hat, the two little buttons on the coat or the yellow buckle in the middle of the belt. If your child is helping you with this step, use a low temp glue gun or tacky glue for young kids.
Step 3: Assemble Santa together by gluing the hat and coat on the wooden spoon. Glue the belt around the coat. Cut Santa’s beard and mustache from white felt and glue them on the spoon. The mustache is a circle cut in half. Draw the eyes with a black marker or use googly eyes instead.
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