Here is a simple Santa craft that school aged children would be capable of making themselves. It’s a decoration that can be made to sit on a mantle or even of top of a Christmas tree!
- Plastic Cup
- Cotton Balls
- Red Felt (rectangular shape)
- Stapler or sticky tape
- Black pen
Making Santa’s hat for the decoration was really easy. I simply stapled together the top two corners of the rectangular shaped felt, which created the pointed hat.
This piece of felt measured 17cm x 8cm
Next step was to tease out the cotton balls, which would become Santa’s beard. This proved to be a really wonderful fine motor activity for Possum and she enjoyed the sensory feeling of the soft cotton balls between her fingers.
School aged children would have no problem adding glue to the plastic cup and sticking down the cotton balls to create Santa’s beard and hair. It is a good idea to circle and ‘no sticking’ area, which will create a space for Santa’s eyes, nose and smile.
Possum (23 months) found this a challenge and did require help.
Once the cotton balls were stuck on and had dried it was a simple case of sticking on the hat, adding another cotton ball to the top using glue and drawing on a happy face. Children have the freedom to be as creative as they like with Santa’s expressions.
This craft activity is lots of fun and looks adorable on display.
Do you enjoy making Christmas craft activities?
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