STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Sleepy Santa

Delivering dreams is hard work! After pulling his annual all-nighter all Santa wants for Christmas is his favorite robe his comfy slippers and his cozy bed.
   Completion Time - 
2-4 hours
   Designer - 


  • Balls: 6", one; 3", two; 1-1/2", one
  • Eggs, 3", two
Other Materials
  • Felt: 9" x 12" sheets: two off-white, four red, one dk. brown;
  • 45" plush: 1/6 yd. tan, dk. green scrap
  • Red/white cotton fabric or flannel, 45" wide, 1/2 yd.
  • Natural wool doll hair, 1 yd.
  • Green cord or yarn, 1/2 yd.
  • Pompoms: 1" white, one; 1/2" red, two
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Black beads, 6mm, four
  • White buttons, 1/2", two
  • Miniature china teacup, 1" diameter


  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Fine-line black permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Needles: sewing; embroidery, 3"-4" long
  • Strong white thread
  • Extra-long straight pins
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Powdered cosmetic blush (optional)


1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Cut foameggs in half lengthwise. Cut 1-1/2" and one 3" foam ball inhalf. Slice one-third from top of 6" foam ball; save bothpieces. Press one side of remaining 3" foam ball against tableto flatten slightly.
  • 2. Place egg halves flat side down on felt as follows, thentrace shapes 2" beyond foam edge: two red (arms); two tanplush (reindeer heads). Tracing shapes at foam edge, tracesecond pair of eggs on tan plush (backs of heads). Cut out all felt ovals.

  • 3. Cut patterns from fabrics as indicated. Cut following,using compass to draw circles required: cotton fabric, oneeach 9" and 15" circles, 3" x 10" strip; off-white felt, two4" and one 8" circle; tan plush, two each 3" and 6" circles.

  • 4. To cover foam shapes, center shapes rounded side down oncorresponding fabric pieces: bottom of 6" ball on 15"red/white circle (pants); top of 6" ball on 9" red/whitecircle (shirt); eggs on larger ovals cut in Step 2 (reindeerheads, Santa's arms); 3" ball on 8" off-white circle (Santa'shead); 1-1/2" ball halves on 4" off-white circles (hands); 3"ball halves on 6" tan plush circles (slippers).

  • 5. For each foam shape, bring felt or fabric edges up to flatside of shape. Pin at four opposite points. Adjust excessfabric between pins; glue to secure. Let dry. Note: Alternatemethod is to sew gathering stitch around each felt or fabricshape; pull stitches tight around foam shape, then knot and clip thread.

  • 6. Remove pins. Glue backs to reindeer heads and 3" tancircles to bottoms of slippers; let dry.

  • 7. Sew gathering stitch around Santa's nose. Pull stitchestight; knot and clip thread. Position flat edge of head toback. Glue nose to center of face. If desired, use finger orbrush to blush cheeks.

  • 8. Thread embroidery needle with three strands floss andsecure at back of head. Bring needle through ball to front offace just above nose. Sew 1/2" slanted stitch for eye; repeat.Cut one 8" and two 7" lengths from doll hair. Bundle 7"lengths and tie center with thread; glue under nose. Glue 8"doll hair length around face.

  • 9. With right sides of hat together, glue or sew long openedges together. Turn hat right side out. Fold 3" x 10" hatbandin thirds lengthwise, right side out; glue around bottom edgeof hat. Place hat on head with seam at back; glue to secure.Glue white pompom to tip.

  • 10. Using photo as guide, glue pants and shirt together. Glueslippers to pants and head to body. Tie green cord into bow;glue bow and buttons to shirt and pants as shown.

  • 11. If desired, blush reindeer cheeks. Use scissors to pokeeyeholes. Glue beads into holes. Glue red pompom noses tofaces. Glue two pieces together for each ear and antler; glueears and antlers to heads. Glue heads to slippers.

  • 12. Sew or glue two red felt sheets together along one 12"edge. Use scissors to gently round outside corners. Sewgathering stitch 2" from top long edge. Pull stitches tight tofit robe around neck; glue to secure. Spot glue tip of hat to robe.

  • 13. Fold each cuff in thirds lengthwise, right side out; gluearound wide end of each arm. Glue arms and hands to body as shown.

  • 14. Cut small circles from green plush and dk. brown felt.Glue green "saucer" to bottom and brown "coffee" to inside ofteacup. Cut tiny holly leaves and berries from felt, ifdesired, and glue to teacup. Glue cup to one hand.