The most wonderful time of year is here, and if your family loves “it’s a small world” Holiday, you’re going to love this colorful and festive craft inspired by the Disneyland Resort attraction. It’s bright and fun, and kids will love choosing the paint colors and placing each and every detail.
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What You’ll Need
- Styrofoam wreath
- Gold ribbon
- Hot glue
- Gold tinsel garland
- White foam core
- Gold cardstock paper
- 40 ping pong balls
- Pastel paints or spray paint
- Gold puffy paint
- Rock candy sticks
How To Make It
- Hot glue one end of the gold ribbon to the Styrofoam wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. Secure the other end with hot glue.
- Hot glue one end of the gold tinsel garland to the edge of the gold ribbon section. Begin wrapping the tinsel garland around the wreath until it is completely covered. Secure the other end with hot glue. Trim off remaining garland.
- Paint or spray paint ping pong balls in various pastel colors. Let dry. As an alternate to this step, you could use miniature holiday ornaments.
- Draw the clock tower shapes onto foam core. This includes the clock face, rectangles, triangles, eyes, and a Santa hat. Carefully cut out all of the shapes.
- Coat the triangles with a thin layer of glue and sprinkle glitter on top. Let dry.
- Attach the triangles to the top of the rectangle.
- Cut out decorative details from gold cardstock paper. Hot glue into place, under the triangles.
- Add gold paper tape to the edge of the foam core circle.
- Build the face from the foam core pieces and gold paper. Add the Santa hat.
- Use gold puffy paint to add dots and details around the design. Let dry completely.
- Hot glue the clock face to the building.
- Paint rock candy sticks gold and cut out a triangle from gold cardstock paper. Glue the triangle to the stick to create a tiny pennant flag. Attach to the back of the clock tower.
- Create additional buildings by repeating the above steps.
- Glue the buildings to the wreath, on top of the flat ribbon section of the wreath.
- Attach a giant gold bow to the bottom-center of the wreath.
- Hot glue ping pong balls all around the wreath.
- Use foam core to create a retro “Happy Holidays” sign and attach to the wreath.
All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.