1. Download the template and cut out the shapes (you may wish to download the templates onto a sheet of white card as it will last longer and is easier to draw around).
Use these to draw around onto the right coloured card and cut them out. You should have:
Carefully rub out any pencil lines.
2. Lay the body, arms and legs templates on top of their coloured card cut-outs and prick a hole through the marked small circles. There are two holes on each of the arms and legs, these shows where to position the paper fasteners and thread.
3. Glue the white bobble to the end of the hat then stick the light pink face to the head area of the body piece. Glue on the white hat trim & beard over the face and stick on the nose, draw in the eyes and mouth with felt tips.
4. Butt the straight ends of the mittens and arms together and glue the white cuffs over the joins.
5. Glue the boot tops under the bottom of the legs then glue the gold belt buckle to the centre of the black belt and stick to Santa’s tummy. All the pieces are now glued and ready to put together.
6. With the paper fasteners attach the arms and legs to the body using the lower holes, the paper fastener needs to go through the body first, then the arms or legs. Do not press the paper fasteners tightly. They need to be able to move freely so that Santa’s arms and legs will move up and down.
7. Put the arms and legs in a downwards position and tie the arms together with thread fastened through the upper dots. Tie the two legs together in the same way with thread.
8. Double a length of fine cord and tie a small ring to the centre of it. Lay the ring and cord 2 or 3 inches below the boots and knot the cord around the legs thread, and then around the arms thread. Snip off any left over cord.
9. Your Dancing Santa is now ready. Pull the ring and watch him dance. If his arms and legs do not go up and down easily then your paper fasteners (brads) are too tight and you need to open their back wings a little. Stick him to a wall with some blue tack or make a hole in his hat, add a eyelet and hang him from a hook with a piece of ribbon.