Legendary Santa and his many incarnations have been with us a long time. From Sinterklaas to Father Christmas, he has evolved into a plump and jolly soul, overflowing with kindness and generosity. But it’s always refreshing to reinvent things, and when the spider-like Jack Skellington donned the red hat, I knew he was the one. Though initially a little misguided, with help from his friends he becomes the essence of kindness. His dashing good looks and humour make him perfect for gift tags, and children will have a lot of fun making him.
- polymer clay like Fimo or Sculpey in black, white & red
- sculpting tools like skewers and toothpicks
- card stock
- decorative cardboard
- hole punch
- white glue or double-sided tape
1. Find some images of Jack Skellington as Santa on the internet, and make a sketch of how you would like to portray him on the gift tag.
2. Make as many Santa Jacks as you need out of polymer clay, and bake in the oven according to the instructions on the packet. Allow to cool.
3. Write the names of recipients on card stock using marker, and cut out.
4. Using decorative cardboard, cut out pieces large enough to place both the polymer clay Santa and the name of the recipient. Use a hole punch to make a hole in the upper left corner of the card. Attach Santa using either white glue or double sided tape. Position it so there is enough room to add the recipient’s name. Using ribbon, attach the gift tag to the gift.