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Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids [Free Template]

This year we’ve been doing a mad dash to get as many easy Christmas craft ideas into your hands as possible!

We’ve done elves, reindeer, snowmen, penguins, and of course, Santa Claus!

We love making toilet paper roll crafts, but sometimes, they can be a little tricky to get just right.

But this toilet roll Santa craft is totally different! It’s super easy to get this craft done from start to finish thanks to our free printable template.

All you need to do is download it, cut, and get crafting!

If you want to make this craft with your kids, check out our simple directions or step-by-step video tutorial below. Also, be sure to check out all of our Santa activities!

Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus

toilet paper roll Santa craft image collage with the words tp roll Santa

Because this craft uses common household supplies and a recycled toilet paper roll, it’s cheap and fun to make!

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • White cardstock or paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Tape (optional)
  • Crayons or markers (if you print the black and white version)
  • 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.

Hands holding toilet paper roll Santa craft template

Hands cutting red paper Santa hat out

Flip the Santa template over and place glue on the entire backside or use tape. Wrap the template around the toilet paper roll and secure it.

Hands taping toilet paper roll Santa craft onto tube

Take a cotton ball and fluff it out into smaller pieces. Use the glue to place glue all around Santa’s face. This is where his beard will be. Place the smaller pieces of cotton balls all around the glue and secure them in place.

Hands gluing cotton bear to toilet paper roll Santa craft

Attach the hat to the top of the paper roll and tape in place or use glue to secure it.

Hands gluing hat to toilet paper roll Santa craft

Finish Santa’s hat by placing glue all along the bottom of the hat. Place more cotton ball fluff along the bottom and at the tip of the hat.

Hands gluing cotton ball fluff to Santa hat

Hands gluing Santa hat puff to toilet paper roll Santa craft

That’s all there is to this toilet paper roll Santa craft! If this craft sounds fun to you, you might want to check out our toilet paper roll Grinch craft too!

Start saving all those toilet roll nows because you’ll have lots of fun making these cute crafts.

Paper Roll Santa Notes

This craft is very simple, but there are a few tips that can make it even easier!

Inside our free printable Santa craft template, we have 2 versions of this craft. The first one is full color and the second is a black and white version.

The black and white version will obviously save your ink, but it also allows this craft to take up more time since the kids get to color in their Santa before making it.

Close up of toilet paper roll Santa craft

You might wonder which paper is best to use with each version of the template.

We’ve tried plain ol’ printer paper, white cardstock, art paper, and more and we’ve come to realize it depends on what you’re looking for.

If you’re going to print the template off in full color, we think smooth, white card stock is your best option. It looks the best when printed, but since it’s thicker it does make it trickier to glue to the toilet paper roll.

If you choose to print on white card stock, we recommend taping the card stock to the toilet paper roll instead of gluing. It’s faster, easier, and won’t fall off over time.

2 toilet paper roll santa claus crafts

What if you’re going to print the black and white version? Well, then there are two options for you. Go with plain white printer paper or a mid-weight art paper.

You’ll get the best color from your crayons or markers with the art paper since it has a slight tooth (roughness) to it, but plain paper works too!

2 toilet paper roll santa crafts

Christmas Unit For Kids

Want to create a week-long plan of Christmas activities for the kids that are fun and educational? If so, we’ve got some great ideas to help you make a festive week!

First up, we recommend starting with some fun Christmas books. Reading aloud to your kids can help them develop a love of reading, open their imagination, and improve their vocabulary.

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!

Hand holding toilet paper roll craft

Crafting is another activity that can help kids develop skills like scissors skills, fine motor skills, and learning to follow directions.

Here are some of our favorite Christmas crafts:

If your kids love the Grinch and are in preschool or kindergarten, these Grinch worksheets can help with letter G recognition, handwriting, and more!

Two toilet paper roll Santa crafts

Turn off the tv and get some hands-on sensory play going with this Christmas playdough kit. It’s loaded with fun toys and three soft and squishy playdough colors!

These Christmas pattern block mats are a great STEM activity for young children. It’s so easy to set up too! Just print, laminate, and grab your pattern blocks and you have a low-prep activity for home or the classroom.

Print out these snow globe coloring pages for the kiddos. They feature Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, and an elf! T

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2 toilet paper roll santa claus crafts

Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how easy it is to make this cute toilet paper roll Santa craft for Christmas!

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll
  • White cardstock or paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
  • Tape (optional)
  • Santa template (download form located at the end of the post)
  • Crayons or markers (if you print the black and white version)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

        1. Download the Santa Claus template, print and cut out.
        2. Wrap the Santa template around the toilet paper roll and use the tape to secure it tightly.
        3. Take a cotton ball and fluff it out into smaller pieces. Use the glue to place glue all around Santa's face. This is where his beard will be. Place the smaller pieces of cotton balls all around the glue and secure it in place.
        4. Attach the hat to the top of the paper roll and tape in place or use glue to secure it.
        5. Finish Santa's hat by placing glue all along the bottom of the hat. Place more cotton ball fluff along the bottom and at the tip of the hat.

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