Christmas is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited!!! We think Christmas is the best time of year; it’s filled with love, hope, and family time.
If you need a fun and easy activity to do with the kids, this Santa headband craft is perfect!
We’re giving you a free printable template in 2 versions that will work for the entire family.
Use the craft version to make the paper one or use the black and white version for kids to color in with crayons or markers.
Either way, your family will build even more wonderful memories during this holiday season! And, if you want more Santa activities for kids to do, check out this list!
Easy Santa Craft For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Santa headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Santa Claus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Glue Santa’s face to the back of the headband, like in the picture below.
Place Santa’s mustache just above the headband line and glue it in place.
Position the eyes just above the mustache and glue them in place.
Glue the nose right above the mustache and slightly on the eyes.
Assemble Santa’s hat by gluing the white trim to the base of the red hat, then glue this on the top of Santa’s head. Take the top of the hat fluff ball and glue it to the end of the hat.
Tape one headband extender on each side of the headband base.
That’s it! Isn’t it such a cute Christmas craft for kids? And it’s so simple and fun to make!
Christmas Preschool Unit
We’ve had so many of you email us and ask us to send you any related content so you can create a jolly Christmas unit!
It’s such a great idea that we’re sharing all of our ideas below. Pick one or all of them and help keep your kids engaged, learning, and having fun!
First, are books! Reading aloud is so great for your kids and can help them developmentally in a variety of ways!
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!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Don’t forget all the awesome skills kids can learn from crafting! Things like following directions, scissor skills, perseverance, fine motor skills, and more.
Pick and choose your favorites from our top Christmas crafts for kids:
Paper Plate Santa Craft – This Christmas, bring some extra cheer to your home with this fun and easy paper plate Santa craft! All you need is a paper plate, some paper, scissors, and glue. Once you’re done, you’ll have a cute and festive Santa decoration that everyone in the family will enjoy!
Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft – Looking for a fun recycled Christmas craft for kids? Look no further than this toilet paper roll craft This cute and festive craft is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit, and it’s a great way to reuse those empty toilet paper rolls.
Paper Plate Grinch Craft – The grumpy Grinch is a holiday favorite, and this paper plate craft is a fun way for kids to bring him to life. It’s great for enhancing kids’ creativity!
Moving Santa Craft – Saint Nick is coming to town, and all the good little girls and boys are excited! This year, make this rocking Santa craft made out of paper. It’s much fun to make and he’s even interactive!
Elf on the Shelf Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This craft is simple to make and requires only a few materials. But once it’s complete, kids can use their imaginations to come up with all sorts of elfish shenanigans. So bust out the paper bags and get ready for some holiday fun.
Christmas Kids’ Activities
If you have a child that loves coloring, these Christmas color by number printables are perfect! They’re festive and will help kids work on fine motor skills, number recognition, focus, and more!
Give the kids some Christmas fun with these free elf coloring pages. This is a great activity to do at home on those cold winter days. It’s easy and helps develop creativity, fine motor skills, and just have some good old-fashioned holiday cheer!
These Christmas pattern block mats are a simple STEM activity that’s great for preschoolers. Just download, print, and let them complete each page. This activity also helps with fine motor skills, shape recognition, and color recognition.
Kids will learn to take turns, count, and work on fine motor skills with this free printable roll a Santa game! Get your kids in the holiday spirit by playing it together. It’s such a fun way to get excited about Christmas!
- This personalized Christmas book for kids is so cute and sweet!
- Get the kids excited about bathtime with these adorable snowman bath bombs!
- Kids will love this personalized Santa’s Christmas plate to set out all the goodies.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Santa headband template
- Download the Santa Claus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Glue Santa's face to the back of the headband, like in the picture.
- Place Santa's mustache just above the headband line and glue it in place.
- Position the eyes just above the mustache and glue them in place.
- Glue the nose right above the mustache and slightly on the eyes.
- Assemble Santa's hat by gluing the white trim to the base of the red hat, then glue this on the top of Santa's head. Take the top of the hat fluff ball and glue it to the end of the hat.
- Tape one headband extender on each side of the headband base.