Sending Christmas cards has been a cherished tradition for years, so why not let the little ones join in the festive fun, too?!
With our Santa card craft, kids can bring a smile to a loved one’s face when they receive a handmade card. This jolly Santa coming out of a chimney is a creative way for kids to show their holiday spirit!
Creating this card craft gives kids a chance to work on their fine motor skills and even handwriting as they write their holiday greetings on the inside of the card. If writing is still a bit tricky for your little ones, Mom or Dad can lend a helping hand.
We have a sleigh full of Santa activities for you to check out. Be sure to save the ones that will make your little elves jolly!
Christmas Santa Craft
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Gather up your colored paper, scissors, glue, and marker to get started on making this cute card. We even have a free template and step-by-step instructions to guide you through the process, making it easy for both kids and parents to enjoy the crafting experience.
Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces. Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
Begin by gluing the beard/hairpiece onto the body.
Glue the face above the mouth.
Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the face.
Place the nose in the middle of the face in between the eyes and mouth.
Glue the Santa hat to the top of the face.
Create the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of Santa’s hat.
Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
Attach the card to the top of Santa’s body, just below the beard, using glue.
Open up the card and write a sweet message inside!
Kids will enjoy giving this to someone special! Check out another one of our Christmas crafts for more fun!
Christmas Projects For Kids
The holiday season is the perfect time to get kids thinking creatively! Check out all the fun and engaging projects that have filled our stockings.
Whether you’re getting crafty or doing a little learning, these festive projects are great to do with kids at home or in the classroom. Save your favorite ideas we have listed below of holiday books, crafts, and educational activities that will be a hit with the kiddos.
Christmas Children’s Books
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!
Xmas Craft For Kids
Unicorn Christmas Craft – Save this one for when you need a magical holiday craft! Kids will love making a beautiful unicorn that’s all decked out for Christmas in her red and green, right down to her horn!
Photo Nutcracker Craft – Your kids will love customizing this nutcracker craft with their photos. This cute keepsake has moving arms and legs to create festive poses. Grab the template and let the memory-making begin!
Elf Tissue Paper Craft – Get ready for some festive fun with this cute elf craft! Keep your little ones happily crafting this Christmas with just a few supplies. They can create their own boy or girl elf, refining fine motor skills and letting their creativity shine at the same time.
Grinch Card Craft – After a cozy movie day, keep the fun going with this Grinch craft. This adorable card can be used as a sweet holiday greeting or gift tag, all while enhancing scissor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Simple Christmas Activities
For a fun, no-prep activity, try our free printable gingerbread man dot to dots! This set of sheets features three charming characters: a gingerbread man with a candy cane, a gingerbread girl, and a gingerbread Santa.
These puzzles are perfect for young kids since the numbers they connect only go up to 25. After connecting the dots, let the coloring fun begin, giving your little ones a fantastic outlet for expressing their creativity.
Get ready for some festive fun with our Roll a Santa game! Download, print, and gather your dice and pom-poms for a jolly activity that’s both easy and entertaining.
As your kids take turns rolling the dice and filling in Santa’s spots, they’ll learn valuable skills like counting, color matching, and fine motor coordination. The first to complete their Santa is the winner!
These elf worksheets combine fun and learning. Your child will be able to enhance their handwriting, letter recognition, and scissor skills with these festive printables.
Included are an ‘E is for elf’ handwriting practice sheets, a letter E maze, and a ‘Label an elf’ worksheet that also builds vocabulary as they cut and paste each label. Download this free set for an easy, no-prep activity to do this December.
Make math merry with these Christmas math printables for preschoolers! Packed with engaging activities, this packet focuses on important skills like number identification, counting 0-9, tracing numbers, patterns, finding differences, tracing shapes, and graphing.
It’s the perfect blend of festive fun and early learning, providing a jolly way for little ones to develop essential math skills during the holiday season. Download and let the festive math magic unfold!
Share With Us
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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 Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Santa Template
- Download the Santa template, print, and cut out the pieces. Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, then cut it out, leaving the top, flat part uncut.
- Begin by gluing the beard/hairpiece onto the body.
- Glue the face above the mouth.
- Take the eyes and glue them on both sides of the face.
- Glue the nose to the middle of the face, in between the eyes and mouth.
- Glue the Santa hat to the top of the face.
- Create the hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of Santa’s hat.
- Glue the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Attach the card to the top of Santa’s body, just below the beard, using glue.
- Open up the card and write a sweet message inside!