Brandi Milloy has a DIY to help kids keep an eye on Santa.
DIY Santa Scopes
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DIY Santa Scopes - Home & Family


  • Cardboard tubes, in 3-4 consecutive diameters that fit into each other if possible
  • Scissors
  • Red craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • White faux fur or cotton balls
  • Black felt
  • Gold glitter foam sheet


  • Masking tape


  1. Cut 3-4 pieces of cardboard tubes to about 6” each. One of each diameter. 4 tubes will make a longer Santa scope. PRO TIP: if you weren’t able to purchase different diameters, you can create your own by sliding the tubes longways, overlapping the cut edges until you have the right diameter and sealing with tape. Do so with each diameter you need.
  2. Fit the tubes together and make sure they slide, if they are too loose, cut some small cardboard strips and glue them to the inside of the end of each tube that slide onto another so that they fit snugly.
  3. Take the tubes apart and paint them red. Allow to dry.
  4. Fit the tubes back together once they are dry.
  5. Now it’s time to Santa-fy the scope! Add the white “fur” to the end of the largest tube, apply glue to the end of the widest tube and add cotton balls or a strip of faux fur. If using cotton balls pull them apart a bit so they look extra fluffy.
  6. Add the Santa belt. Cut a strip of black felt to the length of the circumference of the largest tube. Glue it on.
  7. Add the belt buckle. Cut a square of the glitter sheet and cut a smaller square inset about ½”. Glue onto the belt.
  8. Give to your kiddos to enjoy!

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