For a simple Christmas activity for kids, make these Wooden Spoon Christmas Crafts! Kids will have fun turning ordinary wooden spoons into different Christmas characters. The best part of this project is that kids can use these spoons as puppets and play with them all season long!
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Wooden Spoon Christmas Crafts for Kids
Turn an old spoon into a cute Christmas character! From Santa to a snowman, we will show you how to transform a spoon in 4 different ways. We love how each spoon is unique and you only need a handful of supplies to make them!
Kids will love playing with these spoons and displaying them around the house too! Use them for a Christmas puppet show or as story spoons.
Supplies Needed For Christmas Wooden Spoons
- Wooden Spoons – we used these wooden spoons.
- Small googly eyes
- Acrylic Paint – we used green, white, red, brown and pink. You can get an assortment of colors for the face of the elf and Santa here. Or you can leave the face the color of the spoon.
- Felt– red, green and orange
- Red Ribbon
- String or Baker’s Twine
- Small Buttons – black and red
- Pipe Cleaners – red and brown
- Pom Poms – small red, medium red and small white. Note: we link to the small size for the nose but you may want slightly larger for the hat pom poms.
- White Cotton Balls
- Hot glue – using hot glue will help the hat and other elements stay on better. Adult supervision required.
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How To Make Christmas Spoons
First, paint all of your spoons.
- Paint the reindeer spoon brown.
- Paint the snowman spoon white.
- Paint the Santa spoon the face color of your choice and paint the handle red.
- Paint the elf spoon the face color of your choice and the handle green.
Here are the 4 different wooden spoon step-by-step instructions:
1. Cut the red pipe cleaner to measure approximately 3 inches and bend it to form an upside down “U”.
2. Glue the pipe cleaner and the white pom poms to the sides of the top of the spoon to create earmuffs.
3. Cut a triangle carrot shape out of the orange felt and glue it to the spoon.
4. With a sharpie, make 2 dots for eyes and dots for the snowman’s smile.
5. Glue the red ribbon around the handle for the snowman’s scarf.
6. Glue 2 small black buttons with glue to the handle.
1. Cut a triangle shape out of red felt and glue it to the top of the spoon to make Santa’s hat.
2. Fold the tip of the hat down and add glue. Attach a small white pom pom to the folded tip of the hat.
3. Add white cotton balls to the bottom of the hat and around Santa’s face for his beard and hair.
4. Attach googly eyes and a medium red pom pom to the face with glue.
5. Add 2 small black buttons to the spoon handle.
1. Cut a hat shape out of the green felt and glue a small white pom pom to the tip of the hat. Glue the hat to the top of the spoon.
Add white cotton ball to the bottom of the hat.
2. Add small googly eyes and a small red pom pom to the Elf’s face.
Using the end of a paintbrush handle, add 2 small pink dots to the face for the Elf’s cheeks.
3. Add a smile with a black sharpie.
4. Glue 2 small red buttons to the wooden spoon handle.
1. Glue 2 small googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose.
2. Twist 2 brown pipe cleaners together to form an antler.
3. Glue the antlers to the top of the spoon.
4. Tie the string around the handle of the spoon, just below the reindeer’s head.
We know that you will love making these wooden spoon Christmas crafts! Use them as puppets for a story or display them in a mason jar or vase. They would make great Christmas story spoons too.
More Christmas Ideas
If you love salt painting, see our salt painted snowflakes with free printable template.
These handprint Christmas cards make the cutest keepsake cards for Christmas. See how to make a Santa, reindeer and elf handprint card.
This Christmas tree handprint card includes fingerprints for the lights and is really easy to make.
For more Christmas craft ideas, see 50+ Christmas Crafts for Kids.