Santa Claus is coming to town! He’ll be here before you know it, with Rudolph‘s red nose leading the way! It’s time for children everywhere to start thinking about milk and cookies, and whether or not they’ll be on the “naughty” or “nice” list! Making Santa crafts is a great way for kids of all ages to get excited about the holiday season. These 17 Fun Santa Crafts For Kids are great for decorating their bedrooms or for even giving as fun gifts. Many featured here require art supplies you probably already have around the house. For example…
No-Sew Sock Santa
This No-Sew Sock Santa craft is adorable. His body is made of fluffy socks, perfect for cuddling. With a few more basic supplies including wiggly eyes, red pom-poms, stuffing, rice, and rubber bands, the jolly old soul will come to life before you know it. Hot glue gun required!
Christmas Countdown Santa Beard
Sometimes, it seems like Christmas will never get here, especially for the younger set. This Christmas Countdown Santa Beard comes to the rescue! Santa’s beard is actually a long paper chain. Remove one link a day, to keep track of his arrival.
Santa Cork Ornaments
Santa Cork Ornaments are a super-cute addition to your Christmas tree. You could even group several of them together on your fireplace mantel or let the kids play “Santa Bowling.” Supplies include corks, red, black and pink paint, ribbon, red and white felt, and a hot glue gun.
Here’s a fun Santa-related fact: the first department store Santa started the tradition was in 1890. James Edgar, who owned a small dry goods store, dressed up for marketing purposes. Children from all over wanted to visit the man in the red suit!
17 Fun Santa Crafts For Kids
1. Now Sew Sock Santa Craft
2. Santa Beard Countdown
3. Bubble Wrap Santa
4. Santa Snack Cups
5. Santa Belly Christmas Tree Ornament
6. Christmas Charlie Brown & Snoopy Craft
7. Santa Christmas Craft
8. Popsicle Stick Santa Claus
9. Handprint Santa
10. Cinnamon Stick Santa Craft
11. Santa Milk Bottle
12. DIY Santa Claus Ornament Craft
13. Aluminum Bottle Santa Craft
14. Santa Corks
15. Paper Plate Santa
16. Paper Cone Santa Craft
17. Kids Santa Craft
There’s actually a school in Michigan, which opened its doors in 1937, that teaches people how to be Santa Claus. Not the REAL St. Nick, of course. He can never be replaced. These Santa graduates help spread Christmas joy and magic wherever life leads them. What could be better than that? Maybe Christmas DIY matching game with a printable? Now, get crafting!