We’ve been super crafty lately as Christmas has brought out the artistic side. My toddler loves seeing the Christmas lights on the tree and eating his “Christmas chocolate” as he calls our little advent calendar. He has also taken a particular interest in a few of the Santa figurines we have around the house.
So I decided it would be only fitting to create a little Santa craft he could play with. And because I’m all about making use of the clutter around the house, I love when we can create crafts from all those paper rolls. So that’s what we did!
- Toilet paper roll
- Red washable paint
- Felt samples
- Red & black pipe cleaners
- Red & white pom poms
- Soda can metal tab
How we created our paper roll Santa craft:
First, we used the washable paint to create a red Santa coat on the paper roll. This part is always messy so I’ve learned to just have plenty paper towels and wipes ready. We let it dry for about an hour and gathered the remaining materials.
We used some white and pink felt sample to create Santa’s rosy red cheeks and beard. I love felt because it sticks to felt so only had to glue the first piece to the paper roll.
We decorated the face with googly eyes and a mini red pom pom before moving on to the hat which we easily created with a pipe cleaner and more pom poms. I used a hot glue gun here to make sure the pom pom would stay in place.
To complete the look we used a black pipe cleaner coupled with one of those metal pull tabs from a soda can! It worked perfectly to create Santa’s buckle.
My son loved how it turned out and I’m just happy there’s one Santa that’s a little more kid-friendly around the house!
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Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported hundreds of thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a blogger and maternal health advocate at MommysBundle.com.