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Christmas Gum Nut Kids Craft  

Christmas Gum Nut Crafts

Australian Gum Nut Christmas Crafts 

 

We love doing craft especially Christmas Crafts and we had the most fun ever recently when asked to do some Gum Nut Crafts with the May Gibbs Website. 

Some of our Crafts can been seen on the May Gibbs Website - just click here and it will take you to the free download pdf for full instructions.

 May Gibbs Christmas Gum Nut Angels Kids Craft May Gibbs Christmas Bells Gum Nut Crafts  May Gibbs Christmas Gum Nut Lantern               

 

We had so much fun creating the above crafts for the lovely people at May Gibbs Official we just kept on creating !   My son made a Gum Nut Santa and that inspired some very sweet looking elves which then gave me the idea of recreating the Elf on The Shelf concept into a friendly and adorable looking Elf on a Branch  (we think hes much cuter in Gum Nut form)

 

Here is what we used and a basic to what we did to create these little crafts. 

Gum Nut Elf on a Shelf

You'll need:
Gum nut
Red felt
1 Bead for a head
2 Beads for feet
2 Red pipe cleaners
Bell and ribbon
Googly eyes
Black marker
Hot glue
Scissors

First we cut a triangular shape of red felt to make a cone then glued the seam along the back of the cone shape this forms his hat.  To give it a bit more character we added a rectangle rim around the hat and a green bell. The glue the eyes on the head bead.

Then hot glue the hat to the head and the head to the gum nut body.   Next we added his arms by cutting one pipe cleaner in half and hot gluing to each side, his legs is one pipe cleaner folded in half and glued just inside the gum nut.  Glue on his feet, draw and a face and tie his scarf and hes done.     

Gum Nut SantaGum Nut Christmas Craft Santa

You'll need:
Gum nut
Red Felt
1 Bead Head
Cotton Wool or wadding Beard
Glitter Glue
Googly eyes
Green Pom Pom
Hot Glue
Black marker

 My nine year old made this one with a little hot glue help.  He cut a triangular shape to make a cone of red felt to make his hat gluing the seam along the back. He also glued some cotton wool around the base to trim his hat, I added the fold in the hat and dabbed some glue to hold it.   

Then we glued the head to the gum nut body.  Add on some eyes and He cut a triangular shape for a beard and a small strip for his moustache.   He finished him off with glitter glue all over to make him look "magical".

Gum Nut ElvesChristmas Elves Gum Nut Craft

You'll need:
Gum nut
Red Felt
Scissors
Hot Glue
Smaller bead
Black Marker
Green Pom Poms

The cutest little Santa's Helpers!   We couldn't decide whether to add the green pom poms to their caps or not so we did half half.   Making the cone shape for a hat as above but this time we made them a little bigger and glued them on an angle to their heads so they are longer at the back.     For their feet simply cut some red hearts from felt and glue them on.   Hot glue the small bead heads to their gum nut bodies and draw on a little face.

  Christmas Gum Nut Craft

Bush Christmas Gum Nut Kids Craft

 

You might also like some of our other Christmas Crafts click here to view