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Fun with Santa Claus!
Visit the Santa Claus theme lesson plan Printable Activities for various activities to incorporate with this craft
activity: alphabet letter S is for Santa, fun with colors and
shapes, Santa songs, online stories and more.
Activity > Santa Claus Craft
Printing and assembly options:
Option 1: Print color template version and choose blank
beard or calendar template version, cut out, and assemble (add other
decorations -cotton balls, etc.). Discuss
colors on the templates.
Option 2: Print coloring verion templates. Children can
color or paint, cut out and proceed
Craft Assembly Procedure
(after pieces are colored in and cut out)
Show the small image of the craft (featured in the template) to help the children see how the finished
craft looks and to aid them in positioning the pieces.
1. Color pieces that apply in template #1b.
2. Assemble and glue the hat templates
3. Paste hat on the head
4. Glue eyes close to the edge of the hat.
5. Glue circle nose
very close to eyes.
6. Proceed to assemble the beard and mustache pieces. Glue mouth (oval in horizontal position) as indicated on
the beard template
7. Glue mustache with about half of mouth showing.
8. Glue this assembled piece on
the face under the nose.
Paste divided cotton balls to the beard, mustache, (one standard
cotton ball can be divided into two to three portions) - approximate
total cotton balls needed: 10 to 14. Tip: For mustache, take one cotton ball and stretch it slowly and measure over the
templates and paste. Tape an envelope next to the craft
with cotton ball portions and a glue stick ready for each day.
Assemble the craft and children can paste a cotton ball on each
day as Christmas approaches.
Below are some
examples of 2-3 word activities that can be written in the calendar version.
bake cookies, call Grandma/pa, wrap presents, skating or skiing day, snowman fun, make paper snowflakes,
sing Xmas songs, play group day, show & tell day, Xmas video
night, read ___(Title of a book), Bible passage information, etc.
Use the St. Nicholas calendar to keep a winter learning / reading log. Write
the title of a holiday or winter themed book read and discussed, online story/activity, poems,
songs, recipe (fun in the kitchen). Suggested themes: religious
or traditional holiday stories, winter theme (weather conditions- snow,
Read a Biblical passage and activity every day leading to Christmas
Day, and combine with the activity of an Advent
Other crafty ideas:
1. Use the craft to decorate plain gift bags, or as a large gift
tag for a large gift.
2. Instead of gluing cotton balls place a Post-it Note pad or
photograph on the beard for a note holder or photo frame.
Santa Claus Craft
Print 1C, 2
Calendar 1-25 days
Print 1C, 2CL
Print 1C, 2AD