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Guest Post: Roll-A-Santa Game and Craft

The following is a Guest Post from Alisha from Makeovers & Motherhood, a member of our Craft Project Ideas Blogger Network!

 

 

Games are a huge hit in our house. Anything from a rough game of football to a board game to a fast-paced game of Spoons… my boys love games.

 

What I love about this Roll-a-Santa game is that it’s for all ages AND it’s a craft too!

 

I can’t lie, I totally stole borrowed this Roll-A-(whatever) idea from a game my boys play at school during their holiday party where they roll for pieces of a reindeer (head, antlers, nose, eyes). Nevertheless, all the kids at school love it. And your kids will too!

 

So for all you lovely mommas with kids spanning multiple ages, this game is the perfect activity that y’all can gather around the table together and play. And for those crafting kiddos that like to create, you can take it one step further by adding a little glue. Now they have a memoir of family game time and have made a jolly Old Saint Nick to hang on the tree.

Materials



Craft Sticks
1" White Poms
Large White Poms
Santa Hat & Roll-A-Santa Game Board Printables

1 Dice

Glue

Instructions



Step  1.

Gather all game materials including the Santa Hat printable and the Roll-A-Santa game board from Makeovers & Motherhood.

Step  1.

Gather all game materials including the Santa Hat printable and the Roll-A-Santa game board from Makeovers & Motherhood.

Step  2.

Have your kids cut out the Santa hats. (Did you know that scissor cutting skills are critical for a child’s development? Click here to find out why they’re important and how to help your child learn them.)

Step  2.

Have your kids cut out the Santa hats. (Did you know that scissor cutting skills are critical for a child’s development? Click here to find out why they’re important and how to help your child learn them.)

Step  3.

Play the game! Laugh. Giggle. Have fun!

Step  3.

Play the game! Laugh. Giggle. Have fun!

Optional Steps

Step  4.

Turn the game into a craft by gluing the parts together.

You’ll have to disassemble what you’ve just put together during the game so you can glue the craft sticks together. Start by laying the 2 extra craft sticks horizontal and parallel to each other.

(NOTE: I cut about an inch off the craft sticks so they don’t stick out past Santa’s face. Yes, I cut them with scissors so there were no frayed ends.) Add glue.

Optional Steps

Step  4.

Turn the game into a craft by gluing the parts together.

You’ll have to disassemble what you’ve just put together during the game so you can glue the craft sticks together. Start by laying the 2 extra craft sticks horizontal and parallel to each other.

(NOTE: I cut about an inch off the craft sticks so they don’t stick out past Santa’s face. Yes, I cut them with scissors so there were no frayed ends.) Add glue.

Step  5.

Reassemble the Santa, gluing each piece down.

 

 

Alisha is a boy mom and an excellent chaos coordinator. She blogs at Makeovers & Motherhood where she focuses on life’s messy areas… literal messes that need organizing, stress messes and how to overcome them, the mess we may have made out of our view of food, the beautiful mess of motherhood, and the hot mess moms often feel like.  Makeovers & Motherhood is a place for those of us striving to have simpler lives, happy homes, and to be the best versions of ourselves… and have some fun along the way!

You can follow Alisha on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Step  5.

Reassemble the Santa, gluing each piece down.

 

 

Alisha is a boy mom and an excellent chaos coordinator. She blogs at Makeovers & Motherhood where she focuses on life’s messy areas… literal messes that need organizing, stress messes and how to overcome them, the mess we may have made out of our view of food, the beautiful mess of motherhood, and the hot mess moms often feel like.  Makeovers & Motherhood is a place for those of us striving to have simpler lives, happy homes, and to be the best versions of ourselves… and have some fun along the way!

You can follow Alisha on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.