15 Santa Crafts for Kids

DIY Santa hand sanitizer. Pigskins and Pigtails
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    Ho Ho Ho!

    Kids love Santa Claus! On a cozy weekend afternoon, you can craft up Kris Kringle with one these festive and fun Santa crafts for kids. From ornaments to salt dough, your little elves will be busy making all season long.

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    DIY Santa hand sanitizer. Pigskins and Pigtails

    Keep the germs away this flu season with a cute bottle of Santa-tizer. We all know the holidays are fun, but when everyone's cooped up inside the same house, it's important to remember to keep your family healthy. Hygiene and the holidays go hand in hand!

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    Salt Dough Handprint Santa Ornament

    Salt dough handprint Santa ornament. Messy Little Monster

    Handprint art is such a great way to make keepsakes that your family will look at fondly for years to come. This cute Santa handprint ornament uses just salt dough and some paint in order to create a cute ornament for your family Christmas tree. Better yet, make one every year and watch your little ones grow.

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    Shape Santa Activity

    Shape Santa activity. Non Toy Gifts

    This is a great craft for preschool-aged kids who are just learning about shapes. Make education festive by crafting cute and silly paper Santa faces out of squares, triangles, and circles. Maybe even get advanced with trapezoids and stars!

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    No-Sew Sock Santa

    No-Sew Sock Santa. Easy Peasy and Fun

    This little Santa craft is simply adorable. Use old socks with holes in them to make this sweet little no-sew Santa doll. Using different colors and patterns to make a whole collection is also a great idea. Line them up on the mantle when you're finished for a cute decoration.

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    Wood Slice Santa Ornament

    This is a perfect holiday ornament. The wood slice is a rustic touch as well as a great scent diffuser if you use balsam or fir wood. Hang them on the tree or around the house throughout December.

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    Popsicle Stick Santa

    Popsicle stick Santa. Craftionary

    Popsicle sticks are the easiest way to craft. Make this easy popsicle stick Santa with just some googly eyes, fluff, and felt. If you're a crafting family, you're sure to have at least one box of these lying around at any given time.

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    Terra Cotta Outdoor Santa

    Terra cotta outdoor Santa. The Country Chic Cottage

    Christmas crafts don't need to be an indoors-only situation. This terra cotta pot Santa Claus is perfect, especially if you live in warm climates where you might not be having such a white Christmas. Set him up on the stoop or garden wall to bring holiday cheer to your front yard.

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    Santa Binoculars

    Santa binoculars. Meri Cherry

    Wait and watch for Santa Claus this Christmas with this custom pair of Santa binoculars. Your kids will love making this special craft in hopes of spotting the man himself on Christmas eve. Just make sure they don't stay up all night!

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    Yarn Bearded Santa

    Yarn-bearded Santa. Glued to My Crafts

    This wacky craft has a creative take on Santa's beard. Popsicle sticks and yarn make for an abstract Christmas craft. Who said festive can't also be funky?

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    Pom Pom Santa

    Pom Pom Santa. Craft Ideas

    Isn't this pom pom Santa just the cutest? We love how easy this craft is to make, as well as how adorable the product turns out. Make one or two or three, or a whole army of little pom pom Santas with your kids in preparation for the "real" Santa Claus's arrival on Christmas night.

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    Buttoned Up Craft Stick Santa Ornament

    Buttoned-Up craft stick Santa ornament. The Resourceful Mama

    Here's another great Santa-themed popsicle stick craft. Make use of extra buttons lying around and some holiday-colored pipe cleaners to make little Santa friends and even elves with this tutorial from The Resourceful Mama.

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    Stuck in the Chimney Santa

    Stuck in the Chimney Santa. Crafty Morning

    Head over heels and upside down for Christmas? This is the craft for you—an adorable toilet paper roll chimney. Add humor to your house by helping your kids make this Santa-stuck-in-the-chimney craft to leave out with the cookies on Christmas Eve.

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    Santa Coke Cupcakes

    Santa Coke Cupcakes. Living Locurto

    What a great way to jazz up what might otherwise be a regular drinks table at a holiday party! Add a little paper Santa face to a coke can and place decorative Christmas cupcakes on top for an all-in-one sugary party table extravaganza. Remember to limit the kids to only one or they'll be up all night!

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    Recycle Themed Santa

    DIY recycled newspaper Santa craft for kids. I Heart Crafty Things

    Keep it green, even when outside it's mostly gray and white, with a recycle-themed Santa craft like this one. Use newspaper, magazine clippings, or excess wrapping paper to make your own environment-conscious Santa Claus face to hang around the house.

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    Santa and Reindeer Craft Stick Puppets

    Santa and Reindeer craft stick puppets. I Heart Crafty Things

    For hours of play at a low cost, make these Santa and Reindeer craft stick puppets with just a few key crafting materials. Tell the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or make up your own funny Christmas tales around the fire on a cold winter night.