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There’s no better way to get into the spirit of the season than crafting a bit of holiday decor, especially when the whole family is gathered around the table. Focus on Santa Claus this Christmas by creating a few projects centered around the man himself.
Capture Santa’s iconic white beard, silky red coat, and signature rosy cheeks with paint, paper, and recycled materials. Most Santa crafts are simple and straightforward, so even the least experienced crafters (and littlest kids) can tackle them easily in one cozy afternoon.
No matter how you and your little ones choose to imagine Santa Claus this Christmas, do so by creating one of these 15 Easy Santa Claus Crafts For Kids.
15 Easy Santa Claus Crafts For Kids
Salt Dough Hand Print Ornaments by Messy Little Monster
These adorable ornaments will serve as a keepsake of your child’s tiny hands, and make a great gift idea!
Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids by Simple Everyday Mom
This adorable craft uses an upcycled toilet tube and a printable template, so your child can easily make this project!
Santa Craft by The Best Ideas for Kids
Not only will kids have fun making their Santa Claus, but you can also turn it into a card that can be given as a Christmas gift.
Santa Handprint Ornament by The Best Ideas for Kids
These salt dough handprint ornaments are a wonderful Christmas craft to make with kids. Kids can help to make the salt dough and also decorate them!
Felt Santa Christmas Napkin Rings by Atta Girl Says
Make these cute felt Santa Christmas napkin rings for the kids’ table this Christmas. This is an easy craft for kids that is fun for the entire family.
Coffee Filter Santa Craft by Darcy and Brian
This Coffee Filter Santa is such a cute Christmas craft for kids and adults to make together. In about 30 minutes, transform coffee filters, clothespins, and glitter glue into Santa Claus.
Santa Bookmark Corner by Red Ted Art
This fun craft project will come in use later on, when it’s time for your child to read a book!
Paper Plate Santa Twirler by Crafts on Sea
This is a really cute and simple Christmas decoration for kids to make and would be a great way to practice scissor skills too.
Santa Yarn Christmas Ornament by Messy Little Monster
Older kids will have t0ns of fun getting into the spirit of Christmas magic with this fun Christmas craft for kids.
Printable Christmas Baskets by The Craft Train
Make some cute printable Christmas baskets in Santa and Reindeer designs, then add your favorite gifts to them!
Cardboard Roll Santa Claus Christmas Ornament by Artsy Craftsy Mom
This Cardboard Roll Santa Claus Christmas Ornament will look bright and cheery, hanging on your tree. It’ll also explain all those presents under the tree!
Santa Cards for Kids to Make by Non Toy Gifts
Kids can make and decorate these adorable cards to hand out to teachers, bus drivers, and friends.
Santa Paper Puppet by Red Ted Art
These adorable puppets will be fun for the kids to print, cut, and assemble. After they’re finished with the craft part of this project, they can play with the puppets!
Shape Santa Craft by Non Toy Gifts
This shape Santa craft. It encourages children to learn and review shapes like circle, square, rectangle and trapezoid. You can also use it to compare sizes: which circle is smaller, which is bigger.
Christmas Leaf Painting by The Craft Train
Here is a simple Christmas leaf painting activity that makes a fun and eco-friendly Christmas craft for kids of all ages.
Santa’s Glitter Beard Craft by Glitter on a Dime
This adorable project was inspired by the book Have Yourself a Hairy Little Christmas, a fun story about how Santa wants a new style.
Santa Handprint Craft by Someday I’ll Learn
How adorable is this goofy little Santa handprint craft? Start with a handprint, and a cotton ball beard for a fun keepsake craft.
How to Make Santa with Fluffy Beard Christmas Ornament by Preschool Toolkit
A Christmas craft with Santa and his fluffy beard will be your favorite decoration on the Christmas! This cheerful ornament is easy to make in fun sensory, fine motor play with preschoolers.
Nikolaus Sterne or Santa Stars by Red Ted Art
A fun santa craft that is easy even for the littles of kids!
DIY Santa Ornament by Thrifty Jinxy
What an adorable ornament craft that your child can personalize with paint!
Happy Holiday Crafting!