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Christmas tree with Santa's little helpers

Santa's little helpers add a decorative touch to the Christmas tree!
Our little sprites will just love making Santa's little helpers to hang on the Christmas tree...
Santa's little helper craft design
The 'skeleton' for Santa's little helper
To make one of Santa's helpers, you will need: - two lengths of pipe-cleaner, - pieces of soft felt: a circle, a rectangle (make a hole in this shape), and a triangle, - a mini pom pon, - a round wooden bead (0.8 to 1 inch in diameter). Make the basic skeleton for the body of Santa's helper with the longer pipe-cleaner.
Santa's little helper
Slide the rectangle over the skeleton, passing the upper loop through the rectangle's central hole.
Multi-color Santa's helper!
Use the remaining piece of pipe-cleaner to make a belt. Place the circle of felt onto the upper loop of the pipe-cleaner (after having first made a hole in the circle), then add on the bead, fold the triangle of felt into a cone shape and glue it to the bead. You can also glue on a mini pom pon to the top of the hat. Draw eyes, a nose and a mouth onto the bead.
Thanks to Laurence, Killian and Maëlle for this cute design!
Christmas arts and craft designs

Paper/cardboard wreath

Loïc, aged 7, made this at school : Christmas arts and craft activities – another thing to celebrate about Christmas!
Kids' paper Christmas wreath
Wind a strip of gold-colored crepe paper round a polystyrene wreath.
Paint some small polystyrene or papier mache balls and fix them to the wreath with cocktail sticks.
Cut out leaves from a sheet of thick green paper.
Use a metallic felt-tip pen to outline the veins of the leaf. Roll strips of colored corrugated card around the cocktail sticks and hey presto...you've got a beautiful decoration!