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Wooden Spoon Christmas Crafts

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!

Wooden Spoon Crafts for Christmas

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

Elf & Snowman Wooden Spoon Craft

Watch The Video Tutorial

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.

Paint Wooden Spoons First

Here are the 4 different wooden spoon step-by-step instructions:


Wooden Spoon Snowman

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.

Glue on Pom Poms and Pipe Cleaner

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.

Add Snowman Nose and Eyes

5. Glue the red ribbon around the handle for the snowman’s scarf.

6. Glue 2 small black buttons with glue to the handle.

Glue Buttons and Ribbon on Snowman



Wooden Spoon Santa Craft

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.

Make Santa Hat with Felt

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.

Add Cotton Balls to Santa

5. Add 2 small black buttons to the spoon handle.

Glue on Buttons to Santa



Wooden Spoon Elf

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.

Add Hat to Elf Spoon

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.

Glue on Pom Pom Nose to Elf

3. Add a smile with a black sharpie.

4. Glue 2 small red buttons to the wooden spoon handle.

Glue on Buttons to Elf




Wooden Spoon Reindeer


1. Glue 2 small googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose.

Glue on Pom Pom Nose to Reindeer

2. Twist 2 brown pipe cleaners together to form an antler.

Twist Pipe Cleaner for Antlers

3. Glue the antlers to the top of the spoon.

Glue Antlers to Reindeer

4. Tie the string around the handle of the spoon, just below the reindeer’s head.

Reindeer Wooden Spoon Craft


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.


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