Today we made some awesome clothespin nutcracker crafts! They turned out sooo cute for Christmas! There are quite a few steps in making these little guys but they are worth it for a Christmas decoration.
- 2 Clothespins
- Blue, tan, white, black, red paper
- Red and black sharpie markers
- 2 miniature popsicle sticks
- 1 big popsicle stick
Start by taping two mini popsicle sticks to a blue square piece of paper. Cut out a head and a hat with paper. Paint the two clothespins red as well as the Nutcracker's arms on the popsicle sticks.
Take some yellow paint and make the buttons on the Nutcracker's shirt. Cut out some white hair with paper and glue it to the head. Take a big popsicle stick and glue/tape it from the tip of the hat down to the body so it's sturdy (if needed).
Once the red paint is dry, color the bottom with black sharpie to make the shoes. Clip on the two clothespins for legs and you're done!
If you like this one, check out my other Christmas Crafts for kids!