17.12.11

Homemade Santa Toy and Santa Box Instructions

Santa Box Toy
Homemade Santa Box Toy
This Santa Box Toy is a homemade invention ! Its a wobbly rolly-polly  box cum toy as there is a ball under the conical Santa which holds sweets or little trinkets and since the base is a ball give Santa a shove and he wobbles away to glory!
Our Santa toy is super easy to make and would make a fun gift for children [and maybe an adult-my mother who has very elegant tastes surprisingly found this cute!][
Things you need to make the Santa Toy cum Box
  • Ball or Plastic Hollow Ball Container [ I used a gems ball]-You can use an unopened one or Use an empty one and add some sweets inside to give weight.
  • Card stock
  • Embellishments- whatever you fancy.We used cotton,glitter,rhinestones , googly eyes and a white pom pom.
Make Santa's Body:Cut a semicircle from red card stock and staple it in a cone shape. Our Santa is big fatty according to my daughter-- you can make yours thinner and more shapely perhaps!
Make Santa's belt:Stick a strip of brown or black card stock across the middle for his belt. We added yellow moonstone paper for a golden buckle.
Make Santa's face:Cut Santa's face from pink paper and draw his face or use googly eyes like we did. My daughter chose a red nose like Rudolf the reindeer for our Santa Box Toy!
Homemade Santa Box Toy
We glued on cotton for the beard and hair . And added a white pompom at the top of the cone for Santa's hat.
The shiny white flowers are from a local fancy store...actually meant to used on cloth-- but end up on my cards and paper projects as I dont stitch much!
Your Santa is ready.
You can use Santa as such for kiddies to play or make a more fun toy by sticking a ball under him.
Apply white glue to your ball and stick it under the Santa.
Homemade Santa Box Toy
You can fill your ball container with sweets or small toys as a gift.The photo shows how the ball is fitted below the homemade Santa toy.
Homemade Santa Box Toy
Your Santa toy will roll and wobble around!
Santa Box
We also stuck Santa on a more conventional square shaped box-- this time my daughter wanted a "thinner Santa".
I made a 6x6 inch box and decorated it with locally bought flowers [We have no shortage of these inexpensive flowers in our Indian shops and they are not meant for papercrafting but for use on dresses--I guess there may be an awful number of seamstresses in every nook and corner of "fashionable" India!].The tiny green leaves are drawn using glitter glue.
Homemade Santa Box Toy
This Santa has a Pink nose-- do little girls get enough of pink?!!The rather unusual looking beard is from an unusual material- it is a raveled pajama trouser thread ![Ha Ha I save the most crazy stuff!].His rather crooked looking mouth is courtesy my unsteady hand with glitter glue!
Homemade Santa Box Toy
You can also thread through your Santa and use him as a Christmas tree ornament!
This is a fun an easy craft to do with kids-- if you are working with young ones like my five year old pre-cut the pieces ,give them whatever embellishments you can spare and let their imaginations flow!
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Do tell me how you liked our simple Santa  Box  Toy .

73 comments:

  1. You had such amazing ideas, Dr.! I love the box one.

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  2. I love roly poly Santas and this is a wonderful project to add those goodies and small toys to give.

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  3. Cute little ideas for Santa- I'm sure your daughter loved "assisting" to make them too! :)Amy

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  4. I love wobbly eyed super cute but confused expression santa :)
    The cotton one looks grumpy :D and the woollen one looks confused and they both are extremely cute ..s is the box. I love the red flowers with green leaf. where did you get them from ?

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  5. Hello Dr. Sonia. Wow, you have done it again, and made the most perfect creation. Great idea, love the thread used for his beard. Great job as always.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  6. sooo cute, and what a treat for kids to make !!!
    Paula

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  7. Wow....i just loved it!!!!

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  8. oh i love that roly poly santa - and even better as he has sweeties inside lol.
    Lisa x

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  9. congratulations on this magnificent creation
    and thanks for the nice compliments
    Greetings Baukje

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  10. that is just so cute. and I agree with Helen.

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  11. какой интересный мастер-класс!очень понравился Дед Мороз!

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  12. what a fun project - thanks for sharing

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  13. what a fun project - thanks for sharing

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  14. Cute Santa toy. Like the wobble part. I just finished making a SantaHat card using cotton ball for hat brim & pompom.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  15. oh my goodness...those are such cute Santas....brought a smile to my face tonight as I sit here thinking how behind I am in getting stuff ready...love the Weeble Wobble Santa...reminds of a the plastic one I had when I was a kid many moons ago. We used to try to make him lay down using every trick in the book and he'd pop right back up. lol. Man, why was that so much fun? Delightful post, as always, dear. You and your child are delightful crafters.

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  16. This is sooo super adorable!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  17. Fantabulous gift boxes Sonia, love the wobbly Santa! Such a great way to re-use a container too :)

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  18. Thank You so much friends.Khalindi[Crafting Aberrigines] Ha Ha I never noticed the expression on Santa's face-- you have a true artist eye! And the flowers are local fancy store buys-- big packet costs ten rupees! The green flowers are glitter glue!

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  19. Sonia
    This is so adorable. Great work. You have a wonderful imagination.
    Myrna

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  20. Very cherry and cute Santa Toys Sonia. Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Hugs,
    Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  21. i love this fat little santa! and no, never enough pink! such a cute idea

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. hai sonia.......very nice santa...i loved your blog.lot of tutorials and colorful too...in kerala where are you?iam from kannur.sandhya

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  23. Thank You Sandhya-- Kerala roots are in Perumbavoor, Cochin and Trivandrum!

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  24. Super cute. Love the hair on your box Santa. Hugs Mrs A.

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  25. wow i loved your cute santa the toy as well as the box....so festive and nice gift's for this christmas season!!
    and i have a query how did you make the box do you have a tutorial for it...please let me know:)

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  26. Hussena the box happened more by accident-- like most of my projects!Shall try to make one and update this post!

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  27. Hello Dr Sonia I have just found your blog and it has such amazing ideas. Great Santas, such a brilliant idea.
    Hugs Sally

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  28. This is so cute love the bewildered santa...may be he is upset that uski nak ke niche se sweets gayab ho rahein hain

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  29. love idea ..we get kids surprise chocolates in egg shaped plastic shells .
    .iv'e sent an email check pls.

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  30. hey sonia this is again a fun idea like it

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  31. What a fantastic idea Sonia! I just totally love his hair and his hat!!

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  32. Great Idea.....for kids it is fun.

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  33. What an amazing creativity! mindblowing.... superb sonia :-)

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  34. Such a fun project for kids for the holidays!!

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  35. FANTASTIC project and tutorial Dr Sonia.. Will definately be making these next Christmas..Loz

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  36. Sonia, these are just adorable!! Your imagaination sure does work overtime!! So creative!!

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  37. What a cute Santa!!! You have amazing ideas!!

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  38. Very cute Santa.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  39. Super cute I love this idea.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  40. Love the roly poly idea! i have been thinking of a toy to make for mt 14 month old....Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. This is so cute! Your recycling projects are so much fun! Very child friendly!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty JC!
    Shobana

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  42. Amazing idea... !!

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  43. what a fun project to share .your instructions are so clear that I can see many viewers making this.Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday
    hugs Shirley-Anne

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  44. HO HO Ho! What wonderful creations! I love the santa and the santa box! Who wouldn't love to receive such a wonderful gift!
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  45. *Hugs* dear..love the santa and ur briliant ideas..

    Wish u and ur family a very happy X-mas and prosperous New year..

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  46. Wow, that brings back the memories! How fun! I remember making these when I was a kid in school one year. Mine didn't turn out at nice as this one though...LOL Great job! Glad I saw you on Make It Monday!
    Karen C

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  47. Great ways to make a santa and I like how you created the wobbly one. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  48. Fantastic idea, I'm going to try this next year ready for Xmas, you're so clever. Love it !!!!!!!
    Trish

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  49. Ohhh my gosh! This little Santa is just the cutest thing!!!! I found you thru MIM and am Sooooooooo glad i did!!!!

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  50. Hi Sonia, Just want to greet Very Merry Christmas to you and your

    family.

    {heart}Luanne
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  51. Thanks, Dr. Sonia, My son made the Santa gift box, for his school's -best out of waste project,from a Gems empty box. It has come out good. Thanks from his side also

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  52. WOW Ranjana I am thrilled!

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  53. Absolutely adorable! So glad I found you through MIM!

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  54. What a fun creation, and such a teaching activity for children too! Thank you for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges! And have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
    hugs,
    Pauline

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  55. Какой классный!!! Идея супер!

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  56. Dr. Sonia I am so glad that we had you on our team even if it was a short time!! Your such a wonderful person and make such awesome creations. I saw this project to this week and was instantly brought home to a time long long ago when I was a young girl in elementary school. We made things similar to this. This is wonderful and thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun! Merry Christmas!

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  57. super cute and a greate idea!
    I saw it on MIM.

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  58. Oh my oh my oh my! I have no idea why this didn't show up in my blogger reading list earlier! I can't wait for my son to grow up and get all these presents from Mummy! Thanks SO MUCH Sonia, for filling our brains with simple and effective ideas!

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  59. Pritesh you will get more handmade presents from him than you make for him-- my little one makes presents for her amma all the time!

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  60. hi Sonia, love coming to visit your site, always something different to look at, this is such an unusual creation but I love it
    Merry Xmas hun

    Hugs Kate xx

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  61. What a fabulous idea. Love that Santa. :)

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  62. Awwwwwwwwww... Its so cute!!! I had these gems balls but disposed it off in waste.. :( never imagine tht we can make such sweet things too..
    Its just lovely Sonia!

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  63. oh sonia you never stop to inspire me.A wonderful project thanks for sharing.
    It was nice reading you comment on my blog after a very long time
    anandhirajan
    www.anandhirajansartsncrafts.blogspot.com

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  64. you are just amazing dear, its so cute & cool :)
    Love ~

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  65. nice work.....U r so creative

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  66. nice work ....u r so creative...

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  67. How cute are these Santa projects! :) Glad I saw it on MIM! :)

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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  68. What fantastic ideas you have Sonia. These creations are fab. Sorry haven't been on your blog for a while but I am back now!

    Hugs
    Judex

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  69. Looks super cute doc!!
    Thank you so much for joining us this month at For the love of crafting!!:)

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  70. Your daughter is so lucky to have you for a mom. How fun to make these together and just let her creativity be free. What a fun gift.

    Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you this week as we have a new challenge posted.

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  71. Another fun idea!! What a fun way to give a small gift! You and your daughter did a great great job!!

    Laurie

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  72. How very cute!! Thanks for joining in at CJC!

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