Do you hear the bells ringing? Because I do and this means Christmas is fast approaching! It’s time do deck the halls, take out the Christmas tree and write letters to Santa Claus. Are your kids excited? My toddlers are beside themselves! So while waiting for Christmas day to come, add a few (or all!) of these toddler Santa crafts to your December calendar!
There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than some Christmas crafting, especially if you do it as a family. When the weather is cold, bundle up together in the living room and make some Santa crafts with your toddler and other young kids.
From craft sticks & paper plate crafts to handprint Santa crafts for toddlers, you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you wait for the arrival of the real Santa Claus!
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Easy Santa Claus crafts for toddlers
Here are some Santa crafts for toddlers that are as straightforward as they come. Your toddler shouldn’t require too much help to create their Santa Claus creation and preparation will be minimal too.
Popcorn Santa Craft For Toddlers
Super Cute Father Christmas Puppet
Easy Christmas Santa Claus Craft for Toddlers
Paper Santa Lantern Craft for Kids
Easy Santa Corks Ornament & fun
Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus Toddler Craft
Santa Bottle Craft for Kids
Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Toddlers
Santa Christmas Countdown (Free Printable)
Festive Santa Handprint Craft For Kids [Free Template]
Toilet Paper Roll Santa Pants
Festive Santa Toilet Paper Tube Craft
Paper Plate Santa Craft
3D Rocking Santa Craft Puppet for Kids
Cute Handprint Santa Claus Craft For Toddlers
Handprint crafts hold a special place in my heart and why wouldn’t they? They look so adorable and this toddler handprint Santa craft is no exception. These will make great gift tags for presents, or why not hang a Santa Claus or two on the tree?
Santa Countdown Craft Clock
Fluffy Bearded Handprint Santa Craft for Toddlers
Another handprint Santa craft to give you a smile. Toddlers are sure to love making the fluffy cotton ball beard and googly eyes. Adorable, right? I’m sure my little ones will have a great time making a Santa Claus or two.
Dried Santa Leaves
Transform dried leaves into a festive Santa face. All you need are some dried leaves sourced from the backyard, child-friendly non-toxic paints and a paintbrush to pull off this toddler-friendly Santa craft. The end result might not be perfect, but just let your toddler experiment with the paint and have fun!
Craft Stick Santa
Time to take out another staple of your supplies for crafting with kids: craft sticks. You’ll also need a hot glue gun to stick them together to make the face of this cute Santa Claus craft. Your toddler should be able to do the rest alone. Don’t you just love how fluffy his beard is?
Trimming Santa’s Beard
Time to give Santa’s beard a trim! This fun and easy Santa craft will keep your toddler busy while giving them the opportunity to practice their cutting skills.
Paper Plate Santa Craft For Toddlers
Here’s a dead simple Santa Claus craft using another craft cupboard staple: the humble paper plate! Toddlers can practice cutting to create the red triangle that forms the base of this Santa craft. It’s also a great one to incorporate some additional learning with shape recognition – there are circles, a triangle and a semi-circle.
Sensory Play Dough Santa Craft & Activity
If you’re planning a playdate in the Christmas holidays why not try this fun Santa craft and activity, perfect for toddlers. All you need is some red and white play dough and an outline of Santa’s face.
Playing with play dough is a great sensory activity, wonderfully therapeutic and good for strengthening arm, hand and finger muscles.
Santa Plate Craft
This Santa Claus paper plate craft looks simple and fun, ideal for toddlers and all little kids! Pretty sure you’ll have all the materials on hand – paint, cotton balls, googly eyes and a paper plate. Then all you need are your little crafters to put it together.
Potato Print Santa
Here’s a different take on painting Santa’s face; potato stamping! If you have a couple of potatoes that are going soft and are about to be chucked into the compost, give this fun art activity a go. Time to let your kids get creative and stamp away.
Free Printable Tissue Paper Santa Craft for Toddlers
Fun Santa hat crafts for toddlers
Wear them or use them to decorate your house this Christmas season – whichever it is, you can’t say no to one of these adorable Santa hat crafts for toddlers!
Popsicle Santa Hat Craft For Toddlers
Santa Mask and Hat
Your little ones will have the greatest time making and wearing this adorable Santa hat and mask. The colorful sequins and the gold glitter are sure to put anyone in the festive mood!
Santa Paper Plate Mask and Hat
Santa Hat with Printable Template
Another Santa hat craft for toddlers that will give your little one the chance to become the big man himself, complete with hat, beard and mustache! How cute is this?
Santa Hat Crafts For Toddlers
These little Santa hats will be perfect for a festive Christmas party with your little ones. Have the kids paint the cardboard red (or cheat and use red cardboard paper). Then decorate with gems, sequins and pompom balls. Once done, tie a strip of elastic each side so the hat can tie under the chin. Now it’s time to party!
Santa Christmas card crafts
There’s nothing cuter than giving out handmade cards at Christmas, and why not put Santa on the front?! Here are some Santa Claus cards that toddlers can make that will no doubt become a beloved keepsake to whoever receives them.
Handprint Santa Claus
Super Simple Santa Christmas Card Design
Santa Claus Tissue Paper Card Craft For Kids
Surprised Paper Doily Santa Craft & Card
I’m really loving Santa’s surprised look in this easy Santa Claus craft for toddlers. Simply use mini doilies and blank cards to make it a Santa card instead.
Santa Claus ornament crafts for toddlers
Is your Christmas tree still missing a few decorations? We love making a few new ornaments to hang on the tree every year, it’s a favorite Christmas tradition of ours because they make such great keepsakes. Either way, if you’re looking for a Santa Claus-themed ornament, you’ve come to the right place.
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Santa Wood Slice Ornaments
Nikolaus Sterne or Santa Stars
DIY Handprint Santa Ornament Craft
DIY Santa Belly Christmas Tree Ornament
Craft stick Santa Claus ornament
Here’s another popsicle stick craft idea – a very slimline Santa Claus craft that toddlers are sure to enjoy making. Fun and simple too – ideal for little ones. Once done, tape some string at the back and hang the mini Santas on the Christmas tree.
Santa Shell Ornaments for Toddlers
Maybe your Christmas is not all white and snowy. Perhaps it’s a little more tropical – warm, sunny and sandy? If so, here’s the perfect Santa ornament craft for toddlers to make. Simply head to the beach for some shells to paint. Of course, you could make these anywhere, using shells you collected in the summer or store-bought ones. A beautiful and unique Santa craft that’ll add that je ne sais quoi to your Christmas tree.
Santa Paper Chain Ornament
Who wouldn’t say no to this fun and easy Santa craft for toddlers? My elder two loved making paper chains last year, but rapidly ran out of steam and I ended up finishing them off! But here they only need a short chain and will have so much fun turning the chain into Santa Claus.
All you need is red and white construction paper and markers to draw the face, belt and buttons. This might be a little big for the Christmas tree, but I’m sure we’ll find plenty of other places to hang it!
Which Santa craft will you try first with your toddler?
Are you excited for the holidays? We are and just can’t wait to make some of these fun and easy toddler Santa crafts to stave off the excitement in the run up to the big day!
There are so many cute ideas to choose from, but I have my favorites – which are yours? Let me know in the comments.
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