These are the best Santa crafts to make with your kids this holiday season. Santa Claus crafts are super popular at this time of year and these red and white jolly Santa crafts are my favorites. These festive and easy Santa crafts are perfect for home or in the classroom.
Easy Santa Crafts for Kids
We have gathered the best ideas for the perfect Christmas craft…and they’re all Santa Claus themed. These easy Christmas crafts are a better way to get into the Christmas spirit, and a fun way to work on fine motor skills.
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You’ll find an easy Santa craft that even the littlest kids can do, as well as other younger children, and even older children. From DIY Santa ornament, to making Santa’s iconic white beard and everything in between like a Santa handprint craft…we’ve got all the fun ideas.
The Best Santa Crafts For Kids
1. Paper Plate Santa
This adorable paper plate Santa is easy for kids to make. This would make the ideal Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers, maybe even kindergarteners. via I Heart Crafty Things
2. Painted Santa Beards
Kids will love making these painted Santa beards because they’re so fun! This is another Santa craft that is perfect for younger kids. They can use paint and a paint rollers to create a squiggly beard for Santa! via Buggy and Buddy
3. Handprint Santa
Turn your handprint into Santa! This simple kids craft is easy and fun to make. The best part is adding cotton balls and googly eyes! via Someday I’ll Learn
4. Santa Binoculars
These are adorable! It is no only easy to make, but builds the excitement for Christmas as your child searches for Santa. It is easy too, you just use a toilet paper roll to make Santa inspired binoculars. via Meri Cherry
5. Santa Mason Jar
Paint a mason jar to look just like Santa’s belly. Perfect for holding treats! Add buttons, sparkles, and ribbons to complete the look. This would make a great Christmas gift. via The Ribbon Retreat
6. Santa Ornament
Use your handprint to make a salt dough ornament for your tree. This makes the most darling keepsake that you can hang on your tree or even send to loved ones who live faraway. via from ABC’s to ACTS
7. Cork Santa
If you have a collection of wine corks you have to make these adorable little Santa’s, because SANTA! Plus, you can easily turn these Santa corks into a game! It’s a win-win Santa craft and game. via Red Ted Art
8. Santa Puppets
Make these fun Santa puppets kids will love playing with! All you need is paint, construction paper, and popsicle sticks. You don’t even have to add a stick. Use it as a Christmas tag instead! via I Heart Crafty Things
9. Santa Hat Ornaments
Use craft sticks to make this Santa hat tree ornament that is a really fun kids craft to create. They are so simple and cute! I won’t lie, I would probably add glitter to these to make them even more special. via Buggy and Buddy
10. Santa DIY Napkin Rings
These DIY napkin rings from recycled paper towel rolls go super cute on a holiday table. This would be a great craft for older kids or even adults. Plus, this is another Santa craft that could double as a homemade Christmas gift as well. via Cottage At The Crossroads
11. Santa Going Down The Chimney
This adorable kids craft features Santa going down the chimney! So cute. It may look complicated, but it isn’t. Most of it is made of construction paper, glue, and strategically placing the paper in the correct spots. via Crafty Morning
12. Red Paper Santa
Use a bright red paper plate to craft your very own Santa. Make Santa fat and jolly with a red paper plate and even give him a crinkly beard. I love the gold holo belt buckle though, that is my favorite part. via HelloWonderful
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13. Santa Kit
This easy Santa craft kit! So fun and simple for kids, and besides, who doesn’t love Santa? Plus, Santa doesn’t have to be lonely! Make him some friend’s like his reindeer or even elves from his workshop.
14. Easy Santa Beard
Make this fun Santa beard to use as a photo prop or a day of pretend play! It is one of our favorite Santa crafts for preschoolers. All they have to do is glue on cotton balls and a stick and then anyone can look like Santa. This also promotes pretend play as well. via Laughing Kids Learn
15. Santa Dough Ornaments
These handprint salt dough ornaments are one of the most adorable crafts ever. Not only will these look great on your tree, but these Christmas keepsake ornaments make great gifts. Plus, you’ll have two new ornaments. A Santa ornament and a reindeer ornament. via Viva Veltoro
16. Santa Craft
Use tissue paper, construction paper and a paper plate to make this fun Santa activity. Give him a full and wild beard by tracing your hand against white paper and then cutting out each handprint. via Glued To My Crafts blog
17. Paper Bag Santa Craft
Make Santa from a paper lunch bag! This is such a fun kids craft. Use it as a way to send your child a festive lunch to school or you can also turn it into a hand puppet. via DLTK Holidays
18. Santa Belly Treat Cups
These adorable Santa treat cups are the perfect holiday candy holder. They’re easy to make. You just need paint, tape, and fake snow. These would be great for holiday parties or as goodie holders for neighbors or teachers. via Crafts by Amanda
19. Santa Playdough Mats
Grab these free playdough mats and make your own Santa beard out of dough! You can also decorate a Christmas tree and even add antlers and more to the reindeer! I suggest laminating the pages if you want them to be reusable. via Tot Schooling
20. Santa Handprints
Paint your hand white and red for a fun handprint kids craft that looks just like Mr. Claus. While doing this craft I found that we had to use a heavy coat of paint. If it is too thin it’ll dry quickly and won’t show up as vibrant on the paper. via Crafty Morning
Santa Craft Kits for Kids
We found some ah-mazing Santa crafts made from Christmas craft kits on Amazon. We can’t wait to try out the milk and cookies cup and plate!
- Christmas Foam Arts N Craft Santa Table Top Decorations Kit for Kids
- Nice Size Make Santa Face Stickers for Kids
- Santa Handprint Foam Craft Kit
- DIY Felt Christmas Snowman Plus Santa Claus
- Santa Claus Ornament Decorating Kit with White Balls and Markers
More Santa Crafts From Kids Activities Blog
- Make this super cute and easy toilet paper roll Santa!
- Fold an origami Santa Claus!
- This Santa snow globe painting is amazing! I love the sparkly snow.
- These handprint Santa ornaments are so cute! I’ve made them with my babies when they were little.
- You can make a Santa puppet using cupcake liners and a popsicle stick.
- Oh my gosh! How cute is this Santa hat ornament!? It is even fluffy.
- Looking to make a simple Santa ornament? All you need is paint, googly eyes, string, and popsicle sticks!
- Use this Santa letter template to write a letter to Jolly St. Nick.
- You can color Santa in these Christmas doodle sheets.
- See how jolly Santa looks in this awesome Christmas coloring page?
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Have you tried making any of these Santa crafts? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!