Auntie Claus and a Christmas Craft

Auntie Claus and a Christmas Craft

I just love this book. Love, love, love it. I love to read it to my own kids and love to share it with my students each year. This year, I wanted to find something to do with the book aside from just reading it so I came up with this idea. I hope you like it!


Auntie Claus by Elise Primavera

Auntie Claus is just another eccentric New Yorker–or is she? Young Sophie has often wondered about her unusual great-aunt, Auntie Claus. She lives in penthouse 25C at the Bing Cherry Hotel and is so curioso! After all, Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best-decorated in the city. And then there’s her annual “business trip,” right around the holidays. This year Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of Auntie Claus’s mysterious ways. Put on your mittens and bundle up for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Ho, ho, ho! (Amazon Review)


I thought having my students create Auntie Claus’s diamond key would be a fun way to follow up the reading.  Here is how we did it.


glitter (silver)

Elmer’s Glue


stencils (click here to download)



red ribbon for stringing


Using the template, have students trace and cut out the key on cardstock.

Paint the key with Elmer’s Glue.

Sprinkle with glitter and allow to dry.

Add the ribbon.

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2 thoughts on “Auntie Claus and a Christmas Craft

  1. This is one of favorite books during the Christmas season! It reminds me of my sister, PJs aunt. We don’t often see hear at Christmas time so reading this book keeps her near in a special way. Love your craft, too. I’m going to make a writing printable to compliment your craft for a book study. Thank you for sharing! your post hit home:)

    • I”m so glad you liked this idea! I love this book so much and am glad to have found someone else who does too!

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