Christmas is such a fun time of the year, family comes over, there’s a ton of food and in this house. There’s also a ton of craft supplies to be unwrapped. While we wait until those, we will just have to use last year’s supplies to make this Christmas craft.
Christmas is also the most joyous season of all as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There are lights everywhere and happiness in the air and the kids are super excited about Santa Claus. Today I’m sharing a Santa craft for kids to enjoy an easy and fun Xmas craft for preschoolers.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy paper DIY Santa craft for toddlers then you’re in for a treat. Below you’ll find the step by step instructions with photos to help your kids create a paper Christmas decoration just in time for the holidays.
All you’ll need is a handful of supplies like construction paper or cardstock paper, white cardstock paper, a glue stick, scissors, and the printable template for Santa Claus crafts below. Your kids will have so much fun creating their own Xmas craft during the Christmas season as they wait for that special morning when they wake up to presents under the Christmas tree.
The FREE Christmas Santa templates make this cute Christmas craft especially easy for all kids including preschoolers and toddlers.
So go ahead and print your absolutely FREE Santa Claus template, follow along with the step-by-step instructions and have fun!
Let’s get crafting and have merry Christmas!
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Easy to Make Santa Claus Craft with Free Printable Templates
How to Use this Santa Claus Craft
There are many ways you can incorporate this Santa Claus craft in your kids’ lives. Below are some ideas that I crafted up so that you can find a way to make this Santa craft for toddlers together and spread some joy this holiday season.
1. Inexpensive Gift Giving
Use this free template as a Merry Christmas DIY gift idea. This Santa Claus DIY craft for kids works well as a gift tag on a present, a DIY greeting card, or perhaps a Christmas decoration for family and friends.
2. Santa Claus Crafts Coloring Pages
You can print the Build-A-Santa black and white template to allow your kids a chance to use this craft as coloring pages fun. The Santa Claus craft coloring pages idea will work well for toddlers who want to make their DIY paper craft unique.
3. Holiday Classroom Décor
You can decorate your home or school classroom area with this Santa crafts for kids. Simply print the template out, gather up the supplies and let your preschool students have a blast building Santa Claus with this easy and fun tutorial.
These are just some of my favorite ways to use Santa Crafts in the classroom for toddlers. It’s always nice to have some easy and fun Christmas ideas to get the kids excited about the holiday season.
Santa Claus Christmas Craft Tutorial
After you have you’ve printed your favorite Santa template, gather up the rest of the supplies found below.
- Colored Card Stock Paper or Construction Paper
- White Card Stock Paper
- Printable Santa Template (FOUND AT THE BOTTOM)
Then cut out all of the shapes of your Santa craft.
Once all of the shapes of your Mr. Claus are cut out, it is time to start gluing everything together.
First, glue on Santa’s belt.
Then, glue on his beard.
After that, glue on his face.
Then glue on Santa’s hat.
Finally, flip him over and glue on Santa’s arms. You can make Santa into a greeting card, Christmas ornament or even a simple Christmas decoration to decorate the mantle.
Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier Christmas Santa Claus craft. This option is good for older kids as it is more in depth. Use the below options if you have smaller kids.
- Print the color version for a simple and easy Christmas Santa craft or,
- Print the blank template and use it as a Christmas coloring page activity and then glue the pieces together.
To print your Christmas Santa Claus template, turn the printer on, click on either the color version or black and white then click print.
This is the easiest version for the kids of the Christmas Santa Claus Craft, print it off, cut along the black lines and glue the pieces together. This is shown in the simple tutorial.
My daughter especially loved doing this version too because she was able color her Christmas Santa whatever color she wanted. I helped her with the cutting, but she did everything else herself.