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Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids

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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 Claus 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.

Related: Handprint Santa Craft For Kids

Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus

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Toilet paper roll Santa craft with the words Santa recycled craft in the middle

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)
  • Santa template (download form located at the end of the post)
  • Crayons or markers (if you print the black and white version)

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.

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 it 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.

Related: Here Comes Santa Paper Plate Craft For Kids [Movable!]

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.

Two toilet paper roll Santa crafts
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
Hand holding toilet paper roll craft

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

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Toilet Roll Santa Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 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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