Light Bulb Santa Ornaments

Here's a great way to recycle light bulbs! Make a bunch of them to hang on the tree or give as gifts. This is a great craft to sit down and do with the kids.

Supplies:
Burnt out light bulb small piece of sandpaper white, flesh or beige, and red acrylic paints small paintbrush snow textured paint
1~Start with any size or shape burned out light bulb. Sand it lightly with sandpaper so the paint will adhere better. Paint the glass with a base coat of white acrylic paint.
2~Holding the light bulb with the skinnier side up, paint a 1 - 1 1/2" circle in beige or flesh on the wider part of the bulb for Santa's face.
3~Paint snow textured paint over the white paint.
4~Paint facial features and rosy cheeks on the beige. Tip: The rosy cheeks can be done with lipstick.
5~Paint the metal portion of the bulb red for Santa's hat.
6~Finish off by glueing a cotton ball on the very top of the hat. Also glue some stretched cotton around the base of the hat. Hot glue a piece of red ribbon to hang by.
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