How to make a nutcracker figurine with spun cotton balls – DIY Christmas Crafts

Nutcracker DIY christmas craft idea ornament

Check out our easy tutorial and learn how you can make your own Christmas Nutcracker figurine with just a few spun cotton balls.

Nutcracker Figurine – project materials

  • Spun cotton balls : a 45mm ball for the body, a 30mm ball for the head, and two 15mm balls for the hands.
  • Red and blue acrylic paint, a black marker, and a gold paint pen.
  • A black ball pen, a wine cork, a bamboo skewer (or tooth pick).
  • Glue (glue gun or tacky glue).
  • A small piece of cardboard or foam pad for the pedestal.
  • A pair of scissors.

Step by step directions

  • Paint the largest ball and the wine cork red. You can use the wooden pick to hold the ball while you paint it.
  • While the paint dries, draw the face on the medium size ball with the ball pen.
  • When the red paint is dry, use the black marker to draw the shirt and the belt.
  • Use the gold paint pen to draw the buttons, and the trim at the bottom of the hat.
  • Paint the pants blue.
  • Glue all the pieces together.
  • Build the pedestal stand. Draw a circle on the cardboard and cut out with a pair of scissors. Glue to the bottom of your nutcracker to its pedestal.

You are done :)


nutcracker DIY Christmas figurine

Did you know?

Nutcrakers originated in the Erzgebirge mountains, a beautiful region located in Eastern Germany.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to use the comment section below.

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