Welcome to day 6 of this, the 12 Days of Christmas Ornament event. 12 bloggers, 12 ornaments each day for a grand total of 144 awesome Christmas crafts you can decorate with or give away.
Today's project, these Popsicle stick soldiers are one of my favorite ornaments so far, I think they're totally cute, if I might say so, and a great project to make with the kids.
The Materials you'll need:
- Acrylic paints (red, navy blue, black, skin color)
- Hot glue gun
- Gold Sharpie
- Black fine point Sharpie
- Popsicle sticks (5 for each soldier as seen in the above picture. They all come in the 750 piece-box that I bought at Michael's)
Using the color-skin paint, apply it to the ends of the arm sticks and to the head. Once dry, draw rounded lines to mark the hands and head.
Paint their red bodies and arms, as well as the navy blue legs. Once dry, paint the black shoes and hats.
The head/body stick and the arms are attach together by gluing a piece of paper on the back. Then, the legs can be hot glued, they are so long, they have to be attach from the very top, shoulder line.
Using the gold Sharpie, draw the designs on their jackets and hats. Use the fine point black Sharpie to draw their facial features.
I like how tall an proud they look.
I didn't want to attach a string to hang them. No, not yet!
I first wanted to see them marching proudly down the street...
In straight lines at the Christmas parade!
Check the other eleven projects my blogging friends are sharing today.
Popsicle Stick Soldier Ornament | Remodelando la Casa
Tinsel Filled Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
No Sew Felt Horse Head Candy Cane Cover | Serendipity Refined
Picture Frame Ornament | It All Started With Paint
Reindeer Antler Wood Slice Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be
Mason Jar Lid Chalkboard and Jute Ornament | Thrifty and Chic
Travel Keepsake Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Painted Snowflake Wood Slice Ornament | All Things G&D
Wire Wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Homemade Snow Globe | Mom 4 Real
Woodland Reindeer Ornaments | Whats Ur Home Story
Glitter Noel Ornament | Lovely Etc.
Click on any of the pictures below to check my 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments.
P.S. For even more holiday inspiration check out Michael's on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter
*Some of the products used in this post and the The 12 days of Christmas Ornament event were purchased with a gift card which I received from Michaels*