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Popsicle Stick Santa Craft For Kids [Free Template]

If there’s one thing kids look forward to in December, it’s Santa’s visit.

His annual trip around the world is kids’ favorite time of year!! But let’s face it – waiting can be so hard!

Bring Santa Claus into your home all December long with this popsicle stick Santa craft.

Kids can put on their elf hat, and learn to make this cute and festive craft.

It only takes a few simple supplies you probably already have and our free printable template! Make it with the kids this holiday season.

Also, be sure to check out all of our fun Santa activities for kids for more festive ideas.

Santa Claus Craft Idea

popsicle stick Santa craft image collage with the words popsicle stick Santa

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent glue dots
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Small pom pom
  • 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 Claus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding Santa popsicle stick template

Cut a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks evenly. Stretch out three glue dots to go onto the back of each of the cut popsicle sticks. Use this to secure the 4 popsicle sticks together.

If you don’t want to use glue dots, replace them with hot glue and do the same steps as above.

hand gluing popsicle sticks together

Paint half of the popsicle sticks skin colored and the other half red. Let it dry completely before moving on.

hand painting popsicle sticks red

Create Santa’s belt by gluing the outer buckle to the belt. Next, glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle. Set aside for later.

hand gluing outer buckle to popsicle stick Santa
hand gluing inner buckle to popsicle stick Santa

Take Santa’s bear and glue it in the middle of where the skin colored paint and red paint meet.

hand gluing beard to popsicle stick santa craft

Next, glue the completed belt below Santa’s beard.

hand gluing belt to popsicle stick santa craft

Make the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the base of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat. Glue the completed hat to the top of the popsicle sticks.

hand gluing hat to popsicle stick santa craft

Place the eyes in the middle of Santa’s face and glue them in place. You could also use googly eyes if you want as well.

hand gluing eye to popsicle stick santa craft

Finish off Santa by gluing a pink pom pom in between his eyes to be his nose.

hand gluing pom pom nose to popsicle stick Santa craft

Isn’t this such a cute Christmas craft for kids to make?!

You could easily turn this into a Christmas ornament as well by adding string to the back!

hand holding popsicle stick Santa craft

Christmas Unit For Kids

Keep all the festivities going by creating an entire Christmas unit study for kids! Below are some of our top ideas to get you started.

We recommend starting a new unit with books. Reading aloud to kids is a fabulous learning activity. It can help kids improve vocabulary, listening skills, and so much more!

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 popsicle stick Santa crafts

Continue on with even more craft ideas for the Christmas season! Crafting can help kids with lots of skills like following directions, fine motor skills, focus, and more.

Here are some of our favorite Christmas projects:

Christmas is right around the corner! So it’s time to start getting into that festive mood. Here are 3 free Grinch worksheets for kids which will help them learn letter recognition, handwriting skills, and fine motor skills. The best part? They’re all free! Download your copy today and use them with the kids! 

Make Christmas a little more magical this year with this Christmas playdough kit. This sensory activity is great for young kids of all ages! Let them explore new textures, toys, and scents. It’s loaded with Christmas fun! 

popsicle stick Santa craft

These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for kids. They work on letter recognition, counting, and visual discrimination skills while being festive at the same time! If you have preschool or kindergarten-aged children these will be something they can enjoy all season long.

Are you looking for a fun and easy Christmas activity? This is it! These Christmas I Spy printables are perfect to get the kids in the holiday spirit. You can use them at home or in the classroom, they’re no prep so just grab a pencil and you’re set!

It’s Christmas time and this is the perfect game to get your kids in on all of the holiday fun. This free printable Roll A Reindeer game includes everything you need for family fun, especially when there are so many other things going on! The best part? Kids can learn fine motor skills by rolling dice with their fingers and placing the pom poms on the mat. They also practice counting while they’re at it too!

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

hand holding popsicle stick Santa craft

Popsicle Stick Santa Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Permanent glue dots
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Gluestick
  • Small pom pom
  • Santa template

Instructions

  1. Download the Santa Claus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint half of the popsicle sticks skin colored and the other half red. Let it dry completely before moving on.
  3. Create Santa's belt by gluing the outer buckle to the belt. Next, glue the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle. Set aside for later.
  4. Take Santa's bear and glue it in the middle of where the skin colored paint and red paint meet.
  5. Next, glue the completed belt below Santa's beard.
  6. Make the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the base of the hat and the pom to the tip of the hat. Glue the completed hat to the top of the popsicle sticks.
  7. Place the eyes in the middle of Santa's face and glue them in place. You could also use googly eyes if you want as well.
  8. Finish off Santa by gluing a pink pom pom in between his eyes to be his nose.

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