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Santa Paper Plate Craft For Kids

‘Tis the season for tons of Christmas crafts and activities for kids!!

If you haven’t been following along, we’ve been sharing loads of fun activities to get into the Christmas spirit and keep boredom away this Christmas break.

Today we’re sharing another fun idea with this paper plate Santa craft for kids that will love!

Read on below to see what makes this silly and unique Santa craft.

Also, check out all of our Christmas crafts for kids for even more ideas.

Paper Plate Santa Craft

paper plate santa craft image collage with the words paper plate santa

The best thing about this craft is the fact that it’s interactive.

Once you’ve made it, you actually get to play with it too! Just move the popsicle stick up and down and watch him bring Christmas magic to all the homes.

Believe me, kids never get bored seeing Santa come up and down the chimney.

Peek A Boo Santa Craft

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Popsicle stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Santa template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate santa craft template

Paint the paper plate in a dark blue to look like the night sky. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.

hand painting paper plate blue

Adults only: Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut a horizontal slit in the middle of the paper plate, that is slightly smaller than the width of the chimney.

hand cutting slit in middle of blue paper plate

Next, glue the roof to the bottom of the paper plate.

hand gluing roof to blue paper plate

Place the chimney on top of the roof, and align the slit to be in the middle of the chimney. Glue the chimney in place.

hand gluing chimney to blue paper plate

Next, tape a popsicle stick to the back of the Santa head or pants.

hand taping popsicle stick to santa pants

Slide the popsicle stick inside the slit and move it up and down.

paper plate santa craft

My kids giggled when they saw Santa peeking out from inside the chimney.

They thought it was even funnier when we switched the popsicle sticks out and saw Santa’s feet going down the chimney!

If you want to do this Christmas craft at home with your kids, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of this post to have the chimney template and Santa emailed to you.

Christmas Unit For Kids

Let the festivities continue by creating a Christmas unit study for kids that will help them learn and have fun! Read on below for our favorite ideas.

First, we like to start by reading aloud to children. Reading to kids can help them with reading comprehension, vocabulary, and focus! It’s a win-win for everyone!

Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!

Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.

Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!

How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!

2 paper plate Santa crafts

Another activity we always include are crafts! Crafting can help kids learn to use scissors properly, help them improve their confidence, and help them develop patience and focus. With all the benefits of crafting for kids, it’s easy to see why it’s such a great activity!

Try out more of our fun Christmas projects below:

These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun way to get your kids into the holiday spirit. They’re also great for helping them develop their fine motor skills and shape recognition while having some hands-on activity time!

This Roll A Santa game is perfect for kids. It helps them learn to take turns, work on their fine motor skills, and more! The best part about the game is that it’s free so you don’t have to spend any money on supplies. After printing out the PDF file all you need are some dice and mini pom poms.

hand holding paper plate santa craft

This fun Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer playdough kit is a great boredom buster. It’s perfect for both home and classroom use! Kids will love playing with it, and you’ll love that it helps with creativity, exploring the senses, fine motor skills, and more!

These simple Christmas do a dot printables are a great way to get your kids in the Christmas spirit. They’ll love learning to recognize letters, patterns, and more while they color these cute images of Santa’s reindeer, elves, and other festive characters!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

2 paper plate Santa crafts

Peek A Book Santa Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This Christmas season, make a simple and fun Santa Claus that moves up and down the chimney with this easy paper plate Santa craft for kids!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Popsicle stick
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Santa template

Instructions

  1. Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint the paper plate in a dark blue to look like the night sky. Let the paper plate dry completely before moving on.
  3. Adults only: Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut a horizontal slit in the middle of the paper plate, that is slightly smaller than the width of the chimney.
  4. Next, glue the roof to the bottom of the paper plate.
  5. Place the chimney on top of the roof, and align the slit to be in the middle of the chimney. Glue the chimney in place.
  6. Next, tape a popsicle stick to the back of the Santa head or pants.
  7. Slide the popsicle stick inside the slit and move it up and down.

Download Free Santa Printable

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Sarah Meek

Thursday 24th of December 2020

First Christmas with my granddaughter old enough to make this and one for her lil bubba (1 1/2 yo) too!

Sam T

Saturday 26th of December 2020

How fun! Merry Christmas!

A

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

email crafts please

Sam T

Tuesday 26th of November 2019

Of course! Just enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be emailed directly to you :)

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