Santa Disguise Photo Props featuring Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots {Handmade Holidays Project No.13}

Santa Disguise Photo Props featuring Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots {Handmade Holidays Project No.13}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.

I am thrilled to introduce our next guest,
Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots

There has been an increasing trend with the use of photo props and I love the fun whimsical nature they can bring to a picture. Adding clever photo props allows everyone involved to be silly and playful, no matter what age {especially the kiddies}. Maggie’ Santa Disguises on a stick are easy to make, inexpensive, festive and witty. Please welcome Maggie.

Hi Everyone, it’s Maggie from Smashed Peas and Carrots! I am so excited to be at Stephanie Lynn’s today, I just adore her blog 🙂 Today I’m going to share an easy dress up idea for your kids or for your guests at your next holiday party, Santa Disguises on a Stick! These are the perfect pairing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!
I don’t know about you but my three little ones were begging for all things Christmas the minute November 1st rolled around. We have been checking out Christmas books and videos from the library for a few weeks now already! Since they are at the ages where Santa excitement is at highest peak I thought I would make them a few Santa Disguises on a Stick so that they could pretend play they are the Big Man in Red and his sweet jolly wife (by just using the hat!)
Santa Disguise on a Stick (makes one)
One sheet white card stock

One sheet stiff red felt

1 package 1 1/2″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Balls (12 count)
1 package 1″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Balls (16 count)
Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Scissors or x-acto knife
2 wooden dowels

First, lightly trace the shape of a beard and a mouth opening onto the white card stock. Cut out using a pair of scissors or and x-acto knife.

Heat up your hot glue gun and place just a dab of hot glue onto one 1 1/2″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball at a time.
Place each STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball onto the card stock and let cool and dry. Try to fill up your card stock beard as much as possible!
Once cool, flip the beard over and place a few dabs of hot glue onto the backside. Press one end of a wooden dowel into the glue, let cool and dry.
For the Santa Hat, cut out a triangle from the sheet of stiffened red felt.
Using the 1″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls, place dabs of hot glue onto each and press onto the bottom edge of the hat forming the white brim. Take one of the remaining 1 1/2″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls and hot glue it to the tip of the hat forming the little white puff ball tip that is classic to Santa’s hat. Let the hot glue cool and dry and then flip the hat over to the backside to add the wooden dowel via a few dabs of hot glue. Once the dowel is set, your Santa Disguise is ready to play with, hooray!
It’s so much fun pretending to be Santa Clause!
Or playing peek-a-boo with his red hat!

I hope you make a few of these this holiday season. They would be great to use for picture-taking props with your guests at your next holiday party too!

Thanks for having me Stephanie Lynn, it was so fun to be here today!

♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts ♦
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Thanks so much Maggie for sharing these adorable props. My little guy is just starting to comprehend ‘Santa’ this year so we will be making a set of these to play with for sure!
I’ll be back shortly with another creative project to inspire your Handmade Holidays. To check out all the previous guests in this series simply click the event button above. ~ Enjoy.

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  1. Hi, Stephanie

    This is too cute! I’ll have to try this for my kiddos.


  2. This is absolutely adorable and truly creative. I am in awe that this is what you came up with! Just love it!

  3. Crazy adorable! I’m hosting a milk & cookie decorating party this Christmas and these will be a perfect craft for the kiddos! LOVE!

  4. Too cute..I love it..

  5. Stop it!!! Too cute for words!



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