The Young Women have been asked to provide a craft for our upcoming Ward Christmas party. We have several ideas floating around that we may use, but one of my favorites is this Santa’s beard advent calendar. I found the original idea here on Pinterest, and just slightly changed it up.
It’s great because it’s cheap, easy to reproduce, and a unique way to count down to Christmas – just snip off a line of Santa’s beard every day until you get to the top. I used college-lined filler paper for the beard, a 3/4″ circle punch for the nose and hat top, a 1″ punch for the cheeks and mustache (cut in half), and a standard hole punch for the eyes. I free-handed the hat and it’s trim. Then it’s just a matter of writing in the numbers and sticking it all together.
I would assemble in this order:
1. number the beard
2. Attach hat, then trim and top
3. Adhere eyes, then cheeks, mustache, then nose