First off, let me start by saying that I totally scraplifted this idea from my son's teacher at school, Mrs. Katie Hamilton. She has some fun ideas for kid crafts that I just adore, so I figured out how to make it using the Cricut and here is what I came up with: first, you paint a toilet paper roll (or a piece of a paper towel or wrapping paper tube - can be cut to varying heights if you want to make yourself a choir). In this instance, I used Folk Art acrylic paint - it dried almost instantaneously! - in a Christmas-y green. For the caroler's face, I used Plantin Schoolbook (p. 72 <oval>) cut at 2" on flesh-colored cardstock and drew in the eyes, nose and mouth using a black gel pen. I then used a little pink chalk to make the rosy cheeks. For the caroler's hands, I used Christmas Cheer (p. 82 <santa-s>) and cut it at 8" on basic red cardstock. (I used my Gypsy and hid all the parts of Santa other than the mittens so I didn't waste as much paper.) Then, all you do is glue the face onto the toilet paper roll, print off a shrunken piece of Christmas music for the "book" and attach the hands to the music and then to the roll. **PLEASE NOTE: I tried this with scrapbook tape adhesive first and the parts fell off during the night. A liquid glue like Elmer's or even Alene's Tacky Glue works better** For the hat, just attach a baby sock tied with a piece of yarn or ribbon for decoration.
Thank you for looking, and I hope you enjoy your Festive Friday!!