Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

craft stick sled and character

This project is intended for kids ages 6+.

Step 1

First, click here to download and print the templates; then cut out the patterns.
TIP: The templates for all projects in 2022's Winter Workshop are included in this link. Either print just the page needed or print them all at once so you are ready for each project in the workshop!

Step 2

Trace the patterns onto foam and cut out the shapes. Set aside for now.

Step 3

Lay out three craft sticks horizontally, side-by-side. Cut two small pieces of a craft stick and glue them, vertically onto the back, across each end to connect to make the sled.

Step 4

Now, make the runners of the sled by taking two craft sticks and gluing the thin edges to the bottom of the sled.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 5

Paint the sled as desired and let dry.

Step 6

Tie some cording around the runners of the sled to make a handle/pull for the sled.

Step 7

To make your character, wrap a chenille pipe cleaner around a pencil into a coil. Slide the coil off the pencil for your character's body.

Step 8

To make legs, cut a chenille pipe cleaner in half, then fold in half. Apply some glue a folded end and insert it into the bottom of the coil. Set aside to dry.

Step 9

To make arms, cut half of a chenille pipe cleaner in half, then bend it in half. Open it back up and place the crease on the coil where the arms would go and twist it into place.

Step 10

To make the head, glue a pom-pom to the top of the coil.

Step 11

Assemble your character. The smaller circle is the hat. Cut a slit halfway into the circle toward the middle, then overlap the ends a glue to give the hat some dimension.

Step 12

The larger circle is a skirt. Cut a slit halfway into the circle toward the middle, then work it onto the "body" and glue the ends of the skirt together to secure.

Step 13

Cut out four boots, two for each foot and glue them on either side of the chenille pipe cleaner at the end of the legs.

Step 14

Cut two shirts out and glue them to the front and back of the "body".

Step 15

Cut out the small half circle for the mouth, draw on a nose and mouth and glue it to the front of the "head".

Step 16

Glue on two wiggle eyes. Add any additional adornments to the character, such as a scarf, a tail and a pom-pom for the top of the hat.

Step 17

Glue pony beads to the ends of each arm for “mittens”.
TIP: Set aside to let all glue dry.

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