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Wooden Holiday Sprites

An adorable holiday craft project: painting wooden thread spools and wooden beads to make tiny elves, snowmen and sprites... perfect on your holiday mantel!

Materials needed: wooden thread spools, wooden beads, craft glue, acrylic paint. Optional: pipe cleaners, sequins, glitter, embroidery floss, fabric.

Simplify: have young artists use markers such as sharpies for the sprites faces and hair, adult helps with hats, scarves, bows, and applying sequins // Elevate: have older artists use tiny brushes for more precision.... Add hats, pipe cleaner halos, pipe cleaner antlers, etc.

Note: for sequins that lay flat against the curved part of the thread spool, a pea-sized dollop of glue is required, with a bit of extra dry time.