This recycled Light Bulb Santa is a craft that is sure to brighten someone’s day. This is a great Christmas ornament for kids to make and give as gifts.
What you will need:
Burnt out light bulb
Acrylic (craft) paint in white, red, flesh, black, and pink
Gold cord or ribbon
Newspaper or paper towel
Instructions for the project: Paint an oval for Santa’s face with the flesh-colored acrylic paint in the center of the round part of the light bulb. Paint the entire remaining round portion of the light bulb with white acrylic paint. Paint the neck of bulb red, and the top (socket) of “hat” white. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Using the black acrylic paint, carefully dot on two eyes. Wait a few minutes for the marker to dry and then draw on a smile. Dip a clean paintbrush into pink acrylic paint, be sure to dab off excess paint onto newspaper or paper towel. Gently blotch on some pink cheeks. You can then touch up Santa’s beard and hat brim with more white paint. To hang the ornament hot glue a loop of gold cord or ribbon to the back of the bulb. Craft glue is not recommended as it does not adhere as well as hot glue does.