I love how my Saint Lucy turned out! She looks even cuter in person. I am teaching a Religion class on her feast day (December 13th) and I am going to teach the children about Saint Lucia.
lady peg dolls
flesh tone paint
small paint brushes
fine tip black Sharpie pen
green wire pine or green pipe cleaner
piece of Styrofoam
hot glue and glue gun
thin red ribbon
Paint the body in two coats of white paint. Take care and make sure the first coat is dry before painting the second coat.
Paint the head with flesh tone paint.
Draw eyes and mouth with the black Sharpie. Then paint the hair in yellow.
The hair style doesn't need to be perfect because a wreath is going to be glued to her head.
Hot glue a thin red ribbon around her waist. Then hot glue a small red bow in the front.
To make the candle I bought a toothpick package with colorful toothpicks. I picked out a bunch of yellow toothpicks. I cut the yellow toothpicks in half. Then put the yellow pointy end in to the Styrofoam. Paint the piece of the toothpick showing with white paint.
Form the evergreen wire into a wreath and hot glue the wreath onto Saint Lucy's head. Then take the toothpick candle and apply a little glue on the end and adhere four toothpicks around the wreath.
I found this wired evergreen/pine at Hobby Lobby.
If you can't find the wired pine in a pinch some green pipe cleaner tinsel like would also look awesome.
There is a lot of legend surrounding Saint Lucy, but one thing is clear she believed in God and declared her beliefs.
She was tortured and killed under Christian persecution.
She is the patron saint of the blind and those with eye trouble.
Saint Lucy pray for us!