Craft Foam Christmas Stocking

Make your own Christmas stocking out of craft foam and decorate it with lots of fun holiday motiffs.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.
Christmas Stocking craft

Materials

  • Craft foam
  • Strings
  • Satin ribbon or gold ribbon
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Craft punches (optional)

Steps

Step 1 Christmas Stocking Ask for an adult's help1. Cut craft foam to an approximate size of 18 x 12 inches. Fold the sheet in the middle.
Step 2 Christmas Stocking 2. Draw a stocking shape on one side, making sure that the straight portion of the stocking lies along the fold. You may also print and cut out this stocking pattern and trace around it onto craft foam.
Step 3 Christmas Stocking 3. While keeping the craft foam folded, cut out the stocking.
Step 4 Christmas Stocking Ask for an adult's help4. Punch holes approximately one inch apart along the edges of the stocking.
Step 5 Christmas Stocking 5. Cut a long piece of string to sew around the stocking. Knot one end of the string around the topmost hole of the stocking's folded side.
Step 6 Christmas Stocking 6. Sew from one hole to another until you reach the last hole.
Step 7 Christmas Stocking 7. Knot the string around the last hole and cut any excess length of string.
Step 8 Christmas Stocking Ask for an adult's help8. Make a handle for your stocking by cutting a 5-inch long ribbon and looping it around the topmost hole.
Step 9 Christmas Stocking 9. Cut a rectangular piece of craft foam to decorate the top portion of the stocking. The piece should have the same width as the stocking and has a height of about 3 inches. You may use a pair of craft scissors to make a patterned edge along one long side.
Step 10 Christmas Stocking 10. If you have some craft punches, punch a row of shapes just above the patterned edge.
Step 11 Christmas Stocking 11. Glue this piece onto the top portion of the stocking.
Step 12 Christmas Stocking 12. Think of a Christmas-themed design for your stocking. Draw and cut out the corresponding shapes on craft foam.

*You can also print out and use these Christmas printables as templates to trace on craft foam.
Step 13 Christmas Stocking 13. Glue the shapes onto the stocking.
Step 14 Christmas Stocking 14. Add details by drawing with crayons or markers.
Christmas Stocking 15. You may decorate your stocking further with ribbons, fabric scraps, sequins, beads, buttons, small craft foam shapes or other notions.

Once the glue dries, hang your stocking for the Christmas holidays.

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