# SANTA ORNAMENT – 2-D and 3-D Shapes

Students apply their mathematics skills to create a 3-dimensional Santa ornament using paper sculpture techniques.

## Supplies:

• Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
• Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
• Crayola Scissors
• Googly Eyes
• Rulers
• Pipe Cleaners - Red
• Bamboo Skewers - 1 per small groups to share
• Cotton Balls
• Hole Punch
• String or Ribbon

## Steps:

1
1. Cut a semicircle with a 22.9 cm base and 11.5 cm radius out of red construction paper. (9" x 4 ½")
2. Hold the shape with the straight edge facing up.
2
1. Curve the ends of the paper over each other.
2. Twist the paper to make a cone.
3. Use Crayola Washable Glue to hold the paper in place.
3
1. Measure a piece of white construction paper to make a rectangle 2.5 cm x 6 cm (1" x 2 ½").
2. Cut it out.
4
1. Glue the rectangle around the top of the cone about 1.5 cm (1/2") from the top of the cone.
2. About halfway down the cone poke a bamboo skewer through both sides of the paper to make holes so for the arms.
5
1. Feed a pipe cleaner through the holes to make Santa's arms.
6
1. Cut 8 - 10 pieces of white construction paper into .5 cm x 4 cm (½"" x 1½") strips.
2. Roll the paper strips around a bamboo skewer to make curls for Santa's hair and beard.
7
1. Glue the curled paper onto the cone to make a beard and hair.
2. Draw a tall, thin triangle with a 4 cm (1.5") base and about 8 cm (3") tall on a piece of red construction paper.
3. Cut it out to make the hat.
4. Glue in in place.
5. Fold the top of the triangle hat over.
8
1. Add details to Santa to make your Santa unique, for example,
- googly eyes
- cotton ball trim​
- gloves
- buttons
- belt
2. Use a hole punch to make a hole through the top of the cone behind Santa's hat.
3. Feed through string or ribbon so you can hang your Santa.
• Subjects:

• Language Arts,

• Mathematics,

• Social Studies,

• Visual Arts