There’s nothing more iconic than Santa Claus. His bright red suit, that full white beard, and that big belly that shakes when he laughs. Have fun this holiday season with craft projects and educational Santa Claus activities for kids that are all themed. Break out the red paint and cotton balls, it’s time to make some holly jolly fun!
1 – Proud to Be Primary – Santa Directed Drawing Art Activity Use these simple directions to create unique Santas that will look festive hanging anywhere!
2 – I Heart Crafty Things – Santa Envelope Puppet
A little paint and construction paper help transform an envelope into Santa’s head.
3 – Twin Dragonfly Designs – Santa Magnet Craft
This fun and festive Santa magnet is an easy way for your child to add their own decoration to the house.
4 – Red Ted Art – Toilet Roll Santa
Toilet paper rolls can be anything you can imagine – this time, it’s Santa!
5 – Buggy and Buddy – Santa Hat Ornament
With only a few items, your little one can make this tree-worthy santa hat ornament.
6 – Proud to be Primary – Santa Christmas Countdown
Excite the kids with this FREE Santa countdown to Christmas that you can hang anywhere!
7 – I Heart Crafty Things – Magazine Scrap Santa Collage
Before tossing out your old magazines, make these magazine scrap Santa collages.
8 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Popsicle Stick Santa Fox Craft
Fox are so cute – so what’s better than a fox with a Santa hat on? This kid craft is super easy to make.
9 – A Little Pinch of Perfect – Help Save Santa’s Sleigh – Christmas Science Activity
Help Save Santa’s Sleigh is a hands-on activity where kids work together, using science to melt the ice and help rescue the big man.
10 – A Cultivated Nest – Santa Paper Plate Craft
Cotton balls are a fun craft supply for kids. They can be anything from snow to an animal’s fur. In this paper plate craft, they make Santa’s beard big and puffy.
11 – Rust and Sunshine – Santa Finger Puppet
Parents – this is a project where you have to do the actual assembly. But trust me, once these Santa and friends finger puppets are together, your child will have fun playing out their own fun holiday scenes.
12 – Inner Child Fun – Pretend Play: Santa’s Workshop
Pretend play is an awesome way for kids and learn. Set up some supplies and engage your child with playing Santa’s Workshop. Gotta get those gifts ready for all the good girls and boys!
13 – Proud to be Primary – Dear Santa Letter & More Printables
Build and practice letter writing skills while writing to Santa this holiday, then send it to him in the North Pole!
14 – Kids Activities Blog – Write a Letter to Santa
Another free a letter to Santa template. This is a great option for older children who can write independently.
15 – Play to Learn Preschool – Santa Bingo Song
Have fun with this clever rendition to the Bingo song. This is a great song to get kids moving this holiday!
16 – The Country Chic Cottage – Button Santa Ornament
The small pieces in this button Santa ornament are perfect for those who are a little older and still working on their fine motor skills.
17 – I Heart Crafty Things – Doily Santa Craft
Watch as your child transforms a doily and some construction paper into this fun Santa picture.
18 – Glued to My Crafts Blog – Popsicle Stick Santa Stuck in the Chimney
Oh no! Santa’s heading down the chimney to deliver presents, but it looks like he’s gotten stuck! This is a cute craft project sure to make your children giggle.
19 – Red Ted Art – Santa Corks Bowling
Use up those leftover wine corks by turning them into little Santas. Once the craft portion is done, you and your child can bowl them over.
20 – Buggy and Buddy – Santa’s Craft with Printed Beard
Printing is such a fun craft technique to share with your children. They’ll have loads of fun by printing a big full beard for Santa.
What Santa activities are you going to use this holiday season? Have a favourite to share?
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