For this year's Christmas tree, I crocheted these sans-corps ornaments featuring Santa, Rudolf, a gingerbread man and two snowmen (one snowman found an ice cream cone as a prosthetic). A yarn bell sits near the tree's peak:
For the snowmen, I learned how to make french knots for their mouths, a simple stitch that will be useful for future creations:
For the gingerbread man, I originally used french knots of white yarn for the eyes, but they looked eerie for some reason. So beady eyes won over:
For Santa's beard, I used a piece of velcro to distress the white yarn until it looked fluffier:
For Rudolf, I stuffed his muzzle with an L.E.D. keychain flashlight, which lights up when pressed:
For the bell, I stuffed a real jingle bell inside its clapper. Wrapped in yarn, the bell sounds more like a rattle:
All of the noggin ornaments are captured in the video below, including Rudolf's touch-activated nose and the bell's rattle action:
May your holiday season be full of eggnog and free from disembodiment!