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May 29, 2024

Santa Can

Here’s a Christmas craft for kids to make that can hold all kinds of little things. You can use this craft to hold straws, utensils and more.

See step-by-step pictorial instructions below, too!

What You’ll Need
Empty, clean Pringles can
8×10 red felt
8×10 white felt
8×10 black felt
8×10 gold glitter fabric/paper
Glue (can be stick or hot glue)

What You’ll Do

  1. Clean out the Pringles can.
  2. Wrap the Pringles can in the red felt and glue in place. There will be some of the can showing at the bottom and the red felt will overlap itself.
  3. Lay your white felt down horizontally and cut a three-inch strip off of it.
  4. Fold that strip of white felt in half and glue it together.
  5. Wrap that folded and glued piece of white felt around the bottom of the Pringles can. Glue it in place. It, too, will overlap itself.
  6. Lay your black felt down horizontally and cut a two-inch strip off of it.
  7. Lay your gold glitter paper/fabric (you can also use yellow felt for this) down and cut a three-by-three-inch square off of it.
  8. Fold that gold square in half gently as to not crease it and cut a slot along the top that is about half an inch down and cut to about half an inch to the edge.
  9. Do this for the top and bottom until you have what you see in the picture.
  10. Take your strip of black felt and slide it through the slots to make the belt.
  11. Wrap the belt around the Pringles can about half way up and glue it in place.
  12. Set aside to dry.

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.