Or make one of these to place by the fireplace to hold the "stocking overflow". Santa always brings us more than our stockings will hold... er, except for daddy who has a stocking large enough to hold a small sports car!
This is appropriate for ages 3+. Older children may prefer the angel carton.
- an empty 2 litre (1/2 gallon) milk carton,
- a printer (optional),
- Glue or tape,
- 2 sheets of white construction paper or typing paper,
- brown paint, markers or crayons
- Paint or color your white paper brown (we painted it) and Let dry.
- Print out the template of choice or make your own template pieces, whichever you prefer.
- Color template pieces (if you chose the B&W version).
- Cut out the pieces.
- You can glue the antlers onto a old cereal box to make them a bit more sturdy.
- Cut the top off a milk carton and discard the top (or save it for a different craft). You can cut off as much of the top as you like... it depends on how tall you want your container to be.
- Cover your milk carton with the brown paper (it takes about 2 pieces). .
- Tape or glue the antlers and ears onto the back.
- Tape or glue the eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows onto the front.
- Cut out a strip of cardboard or construction paper about 10 inches long and glue to the sides of the container to use as a handle.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).