You will need red, skin-colored, and white paint. Paint your child’s fingers white, palm skin-colored, and the part closest to the wrist and the thumb red. Then have your child press her hand onto the center of a dark green square of felt. After it dries, add blue fingerprint eyes and a red fingerprint nose to Santa’s face, as well as fingerprint snowflakes around the Santa. Don’t forget a fingerprint white pom pom at the end of the thumb “hat”!
You can add a ribbon for hanging and use fabric paint to write a message or your child’s name and the year on your banner.
A little gnome both old and wise,
He gave him very good advice.
He brought two pretty bits of stuff.
The giant thought them good enough.
He wrapped him feet, his pain was eased,
And home he walked, content and pleased.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup of cooking oil, 3 cups of flour, and a dash of salt. Add the yeast and water mixture and place the dough on a floured board. Show your children how to knead the dough, and allow them to take turns.
After kneading the dough for about 10 minutes, place the ball of dough into a greased bowl. Cover, and let rise in a warm place for about an hour or until doubled. Take the dough out of the bowl and punch down. Knead for several more minutes and then divide into 12 to 15 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a greased cookie sheet. Let the dough rise again until doubled. Bake at 450 for 10 to 12 minutes.