If you’re hoping to make Christmas extra special for your kids this year, add a few simple crafts for kids to your to-do list this holiday season. Making Christmas crafts together with your kids is such a fun way to spend time together during the holidays! You get to create memories and hang out together with your kids while being a little creative. This cute popsicle stick Santa is a fun craft for kids of any age, making it perfect for holiday crafting with your little ones.
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Both my kids love the holidays, so we’re always looking for fun ways to enjoy time together during the Christmas season. And that usually means making a few crafts with a Christmas theme! Popsicle sticks are such a great craft supply to have on hand because there are just so many ways you can use them when you’re crafting with kids! We always have a few different types of popsicle sticks on hand. And since you can get them at Dollar Tree, you don’t have to spend a ton of money to stock your craft supplies with popsicle sticks.
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Popsicle Stick Santa Craft
To make your own popsicle stick Santa craft, you’ll need a few simple kid’s craft supplies. Put together this adorable holiday craft at home with these supplies:
- Large craft sticks
- Small craft stick
- Red felt
- Googly eyes
- Red button
- White pom poms
So, gather up your supplies and get started on your own popsicle stick Santa right now!
How to Make Santa with Popsicle Sticks
The first step to making your own Santa out of popsicle sticks is to create the face for the big guy. Line up four large popsicle sticks until the bottoms of the sticks are perfectly even. Then, cut one smaller popsicle stick in half. Glue one half to the top of the row of larger popsicle sticks. And glue the other half to the bottom of the larger popsicle sticks. These smaller sticks will hold the larger sticks in place as you put the rest of your Santa craft together.
Next, it’s time to make Santa’s hat with a piece of red felt. Cut a triangle for the hat, making sure the bottom of the triangle is the same length as the top of the craft sticks. Glue the edge of the triangle to the top of the craft sticks to create a hat for your craft stick Santa.
Them, decorate your Santa hat with some white pom poms. Glue a line of pom poms along the bottom of the hat, then decorate the tip of the hat with another pom pom.
Next, create your Santa’s face and beard. Add a couple of googly eyes right under the brim of the hat. We used large googly eyes for this craft since Santa’s face is pretty big.
To create Santa’s beard on your popsicle stick face, glue a bunch of white pom poms on top of the craft sticks. Start in the middle of the face and work your way down until all the popsicle sticks are covered with white pom poms.
Finish your Santa craft by gluing a red button nose right under the eyes. This is such a fun way to decorate your Santa’s face!
Tips for Making a Popsicle Stick Santa
Making your own Christmas craft using popsicle sticks at home is so easy! What’s so much fun about this cute craft is that you can change it up to make it work for you and your kids! Consider these simple tips to create an adorable popsicle stick Santa craft at home with your kids during the holidays.
Use cotton balls instead of pom poms. What I love about this craft is that you can make it with supplies you already have at home. We have a pretty big collection of pom poms because my toddler loves to play with them. But if you don’t have any at home, head to your bathroom and grab some cotton balls instead. They’ll work perfectly to decorate Santa’s hat and create his beard.
Make your Santa hat with paper. Don’t have red felt at home right now? Instead of constructing the Santa hat out of felt, make it out of red construction paper. It will still look adorable and you won’t have to run to the store to buy a new craft supply!
Construct the face for younger kids. If you have younger kids who will be making this Santa craft, do the first step for them. Get Santa’s face ready for the kids to decorate by gluing the popsicle sticks together for them and cut the felt hat out. That way, all they need to do is decorate the popsicle sticks with pom poms, eyes, and a nose.
- 4 large popsicle sticks
- 1 small popsicle stick, cut in half
- Red felt
- White pom poms or cotton balls
- 2 googly eyes
- 1 red button
- Line up the four large popsicle sticks. Cut the small popsicle sticks and glue the pieces to the back of the large sticks to secure the large sticks in place.
- Cut a triangle shape out of the red felt and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks.
- Decorate the brim of the hat with white pom poms and add one white pom pom to the tip of the hat.
- Glue the googly eyes and red red to the front of the popsicle sticks to make a face.
- Glue the remaining white pom poms to the bottom of the popsicle sticks to make Santa's beard.
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Emily is a midwestern mom of two boys. She loves all things DIY — from home renovations to kids birthday party planning. Whether she’s making a new farmhouse craft for her home or helping her kids with a cool activity, you can bet she’s in the middle of some kind of DIY project (or three) right now!