Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Craft Old Saint Nick from Recycled Paper Tubes

"This St. Nicholas figure was made by my husband
when he was about seven or eight years old."
      This St. Nicholas figure was made by my husband when he was about seven or eight years old. We've been hanging it on both of our family trees for over 50 years. 
      I recycle old paper tubes for my young students to use when making this Christmas craft; Santa can cost mere pennies to craft. 
      Teachers may have only construction paper on hand and this material may easily be adapted for the project. However, I use colored masking tape, duct tape and sometimes sticky vinyl for this little St. Nick. 
      Just cut and stick simple shapes onto the cardboard tube to create your own designs. Each child will need a small portion of cardboard to cut St. Nick's arms out. 
      You can challenge your students to cut and stick different figures besides St. Nick. They could design reindeer, angels, elves, etc...
      I recommend the project for second and third graders.
  
Supply List:
  • Red, White and Black Duct Tape or Masking Tape
  • hollow paper rolls cut to the length desired (use also toilet paper tubes)
  • scissors
  • gold cord for hanger
  • light weight cardboard (for arms)
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