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A Simple Santa Handprint Craft For Kids

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December is such a fun time of year!

Around our house, we really load up on Christmas crafts likes this simple Santa handprint craft.

And what better way to do that then through handprint art and crafts for kids?! 

We always check out Christmas lights, make gingerbread houses, do some hidden learning activities and read lots of Christmas stories.

This year, we’re planning on doing even more Christmas crafts! Today we’re making Rudolph’s best friend, good ‘ol Santa Claus.

Read on below to see how simple it is to make this adorable Christmas handprint keepsake.

Santa Handprint Craft For Kids

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One of our favorite things about making handprint crafts is how easy and cheap they are to make. For this craft, all you’ll need are a few common household craft supplies and our free template! 

Santa Craft Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in white, red, peach & pink)
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  • Santa template (free download at the bottom of the post)

Santa Handprint Art Directions

Download the Santa template, print and cut each piece out. Trace your child’s hand onto white cardstock and cut out.

Glue the Santa hat together by gluing the base of the hat behind the white fluff and then by gluing the pom onto the red hat.

Glue the assembled Santa hat onto the top of Santa’s head.

Glue the eyebrows below the Santa hat.

With the black marker, draw the eyes below the eyebrows.

Glue the red cheeks on either side of Santa’s face below the eyes.

Position the handprint beard on Santa’s face with the fingers pointed down. Once you get a position you like, glue them onto the face.

Glue the mustache on top of the beard.

Glue the nose on top of the mustache.

Now sit back and admire your adorable Santa handprint craft!

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Adapting This Craft For Multiple Kids

If you’re doing this craft with several kids, like in a day care or classroom setting we have a few tips that may help the whole craft go more smoothly. 

First, think about the age and skills level of your children. Some questions to think about are:

  • Are you children able to cut by themselves?
  • Do they know how to draw basic shapes?
  • Can they use glue without close supervision? 

If you can’t answer yes to all the steps listed above, we have a few suggestions for you. 

One tip is to have all the pieces cut or punched out ahead of time. This will likely be the most difficult part of the entire craft and if it’s already done before the children arrive, all they’ll need to do is trace and cut their handprint and glue everything in place. 

Another tip is to swap out glue bottles for glue sticks. Young kids tend to go wild with glue, so glue sticks are incredibly helpful in reigning back over eager squeezers!

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Finally, if you’re in a large setting we suggest trying to get a few parents or helpers to help out. Although this isn’t always possible, it really helps to give kids more instruction while you’re in the middle of crafting! 

We’re certain your kids will love making this handprint Santa so be sure to save this idea for later! 

Don’t forget to enter your email in the form below to download your free Santa template.

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Santa Handprint Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy Santa handprint craft with your kids this Christmas season!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper (in white, red, peach & pink)
  • Glue stick
  • Black Marker
  • Santa template (free download at the bottom of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Santa template, print on white cardstock and cut each piece out.
  2. Trace the cheeks, nose and Santa hat onto red and pink cardstock. Cut them out.
  3. Trace your child’s hand onto white cardstock and cut out.
  4. Glue the Santa hat together by gluing the base of the hat behind the white fluff and then by gluing the pom onto the red hat.
  5. Glue the assembled Santa hat onto the top of Santa’s head.
  6. Glue the eyebrows below the Santa hat and then draw in the eyes with the black marker.
  7. Glue the red cheeks on either side of Santa’s face below the eyes.
  8. Position the handprint beard on Santa’s face with the fingers pointed down. Once you get a position you like, glue them onto the face.
  9. Glue the mustache on top of the beard.
  10. Glue the nose on top of the mustache.

Santa Handprint Craft Template

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