Have Fun with Kids!
The kids will have a blast crafting their own Dasher, Dancer or Rudolph out of cozy socks—no sewing required!
What you’ll need for a pair
❏ Pair of adult size fuzzy brown socks
❏ 2 (3") Styrofoam™ balls
❏ Fiberfill stuffing
❏ API Crafter’s Pick Fabric Glue
❏ About 24" each of two 5/8"-7/8" holiday ribbons
❏ 2 (1/2") jingle bells
❏ Heavy thread
❏ About 6"x7" tan felt; white scrap
❏ 12 mm wiggle eyes
❏ Red chalk or blush
❏ Black cord scrap
❏ 1/2" pompoms, red and black
❏ 2 black and/or brown chenille stems
Your child cuts socks below heel, about 9" from toe. She pushes a ball into each toe, stuffs the rest of socks with fiberfill. She glues ends closed, then, ties ribbon around necks and uses thread to tie a bell to each knot.
Enlarge pattern at 400%, then 180%. Your child cuts 4 ovals from tan felt. She also cuts 4 (1" wide, 1 1/2" high) tan and 4 (1/2" wide, 1” high) triangular outer and inner ears, curving the sides. She glues one oval to each reindeer tummy, one across its base. She glues white inner ears to tan outer ears, pinches and glues at bottom, glues on. She adds eyes, pompom noses and black cord mouths; chalks cheeks.
Your child cuts chenille stems in half, bends into antler shape, dots glue on the bottom, then pokes antlers into heads.
Design: Linda Valentino (Linda-valentino.com). Photos: Cathy Olivucci/hbb; Age Fotostock. Crafter’s Pick: Crafterspick.com or 510-526-7616. Styrofoam™ Brand foam is sold in crafts stores and crafts departments nationwide, fabricated by Floracraft.