Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

christmas banner and clothespins

This project is intended for kids ages 3+. Create this Christmas lights banner, then make some cute character clothespins and clip your Christmas cards to it for a fun display.
Step 1

First, click here to download and print the template; then cut out the pieces.

Step 2

Trace the light bulb pattern onto an assortment of construction paper for your lights. Cut out the shapes.

Step 3

Trace the rectangles onto black construction paper and cut out the shapes.

Step 4

Glue one of the black rectangles to the flat part of the bulb. Do this for each of your bulbs.

Step 5

ADULT: Punch a hole on each side of the black rectangles attached in Step 4.

Step 6

Thread yarn through the holes to make the light bulb banner. Set your banner aside.

Step 7

Now, paint one clothespin with Cocoa Bean paint for your reindeer and with white paint for your snowman.

Step 8

Trace the antlers onto brown construction paper and cut out the shapes. Glue them to the inside of the open end of the brown clothespin and let dry.

Step 9

Glue wiggle eyes and a red nose cut from construction paper onto the reindeer. Wrap a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner) around his neck for a scarf.

Step 10

To make the snowman, glue two small pom-poms to either side of the open end of the white clothespin and connect them with a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner).

Step 11

Glue two wiggle eyes and a triangle/carrot nose cut from orange construction paper onto the snowman. Add a mouth and buttons with a marker. Wrap a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner) around his neck for a scarf.

Step 12

Clip the clothespins to the banner onto the yarn between the light bulbs.

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  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Pencil
  • Paper Plate (or Paint Palette)
  • Optional: Chenille Pipe Cleaner
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