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When Santa got stuck in the chimney...

Here’s a delightfully simple Holiday craft to make with kids of all ages – a Balloon Santa! All you need is a toilet roll tube, paints and a balloon (of course). They’re so easy to make you can get the whole family involved.

Christmas Craft - Balloon Santa

You’ll find the four simple steps below.

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You will need:

  • white balloon
  • cardboard toilet roll
  • pink and red paint (or markers)
  • brush
  • black marker

How to make a Balloon Santa

Step 1

Step 1

Get all your materials together: toilet roll, balloon, paints, and marker.

Step 2

Step 2

Fill the balloon with a little water before blowing it up. This means Santa will stay on his chimney (and have a nice wobble when poked).

Step 3

Step 3

You can paint Santa anyway you like and he’ll still look good. The knot of the balloon makes a lovely hat bobble. Add a nice brick pattern to the toilet roll tube.

Step 4

Step 4

Pop your Santa onto his chimney and have fun! Give him a little poke and he should wobble about.

And that’s it! They’re so easy to make you can get the each member of the family to paint a Balloon Santa. Dare we say it could be a new holiday tradition?

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