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Paper Santa Craft

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Make this easy paper Santa craft with your kids this Christmas. We created a Santa template which makes the craft super simple to try at home as well as in the classroom. It is a great idea for preschoolers, kindergartners as well as older kids.

Paper Santa craft

Yesterday it was a big day for my kids. They not only had a meeting with Santa but they also got a letter from Santa in the mail. We used to go to the mall to meet Santa – it was one of our favorite things to do around the holidays. But because of everything going on this year, we had to switch to a virtual meeting. It went better than I thought and Santa was on top of all the questions that my kids had about him, his method of delivering gifts, way of transportation and so on.

Paper anta craft for kids

We have created quite a few Santa crafts throughout the years and it’s fun to see how many ways there are to create the same famous Christmas figure.

Use white, beige or brown for the skin color.

Santa craft for preschoolers

We made two Santas: one with beige

Santa craft for kindergartners

and the other with brown.

Paper Santa Craft


  • Santa template
  • Cardstock paper: white, red and beige or brown
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker

I love crafting with cardstock paper because it’s a sturdy material but you can replace it with construction paper.

Easy paper Santa craft for kids

How to make the paper Santa craft

The Santa template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

Step by step directions

Start by gluing the face onto the head.


Glue the hat onto the head.


Glue the brim at the bottom of the hat.

hat brim

Glue the pom pom at the top of the hat.

hat pom pom

Glue the mustache at the bottom of the face.


Glue the nose onto the mustache.


Use a black marker to draw the eyes.


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