Skill Stick Santa House
Construct a house shape out of Wood Still Sticks then paint and decorate as if it were Santa’s Home.
- Acrylic Jewels Assorted 9mm
- 25 Pack Assorted Paint Brushes
- Silver Glitter 4 oz.
- Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
- Rainbow Poms Assorted Sizes, 100 pieces
- Skill Sticks
- Card Stock
- Craft Glue
- Heavy Duty Scissors **May require adult assistance
Step 1. Gather your supplies.
Take (5) Wood Skill sticks and cut into thirds as shown. You will use both of the end pieces in the next step, but set the middle pieces aside for a later step.
Create the bottom row of the house by interlocking (3) Skill Sticks with (2) of the cut pieces from Step 2. Use glue to secure.
Repeat Step 3 to build (5) interlocking rows as shown. The opening in the middle will be the door on the front of the house.
Add (2) additional rows using regular, uncut sticks.
You will now begin to shape the top sloped roof of the house, which uses shorter pieces of Skill Sticks. On your top row, count three notches in and lay (1) craft stick vertically across the house. Repeat on the other end of the construction, using glue to secure.
Cut a single section off of each end of a skill stick.
Lay this piece horizontally across the (2) sticks from Step 6. Repeat on the back of your house, using glue to secure.
For the next layer, count (4) notches in on each side and lay (2) craft sticks. Cut (2) sections off of each end of a skill stick and attach the skill stick horizontally on the house. Repeat on the back of your house. Glue to secure.
To create the frame of the door, cut (2) Wood Skill Sticks as shown.
Glue these pieces vertically on the door frame. Use one of the middle pieces put aside in Step 2 across the top of the door frame. Glue to secure.
To create the roof, cut (3) pieces of card stock with the following dimensions: (1) piece (for the top) is 2 ½ x 4 inches, (2) pieces (for the sides) are 1 ½ x 4 inches each. Glue the card stock pieces in place on the roof.
Glue (8) skill sticks across the top of the roof as shown.
Take (12) skill sticks and repeat the cuts shown in Step 2.
Glue the pieces to the roof. Tip: You can even glue some pieces at the angle as shown.
To make the chimney, take (4) middle pieces from Step 2 and glue to the roof in a rectangle shape.
Decorate your house with paint, glitter and adhesive gems. Add white Poms to the chimney to create “smoke.” We wrote “S. Claus” for Santa Claus, across the front door. To find other holiday crafts using Wood Craft Sticks, click here!