Just as soon as we get our first snowfall, that “s” word starts to come out a whole lot. And not by me either – it’s these little ones of mine! As soon as that snow appears, all things Santa begin as well.
As soon as that snow appears, I start digging through the craft supplies. Sure, I say it’s for the kids … but it’s also kind of about staying out of that snow. At least for a little bit.
These Santa crafts are just adorable and will help to get just about anybody into that Christmas spirit. Crafting over the Christmas holidays is a must, and these sweet Santa-themed Christmas crafts will fill those little memory banks with oodles of happy holiday cheer.
Preschool crafting should always involve some good old sensory play. If you have never used cottonballs with contact paper, now is the ideal time to play! The results look very much like a Santa Claus beard, and wrapping the contact paper around a mason jar makes a lovely festive jar. We like to fill these Santa Mason Jars with homemade treats to gift to friends at Christmas.
This post is all about practising those scissor skills as you give Santa a beard trim. A perfect holiday craft for those little hands, and a great opener for chatting about what we use scissors for … hair? Our sister’s hair? 🙂
When Santa got stuck in the chimney, he began to shout! How cute is this Santa craft – and perfect extension for the classic Christmas song too.
Have you ever taught your little ones to make paper ringlets? It is kind of like opening a can of worms … but does promise to keep them nice and busy with their Christmas crafting! I love how cute these paper plate Santa faces turned out.
While this preschool Santa craft is kind of a Mama craft, it is absolutely a keepsake must for Christmas! These little saltdough handprints are adorable. The little ones can play in the extra salt dough and have a fabulous sensory experience as Mama crafts this Santa 🙂
There is a lot of learning that could go into this Santa craft! Counting and painting the popsicle sticks, gluing the cottonballs – a lot of sensory learning too in fact. And the result? An adorable popsicle stick Santa.
While we do love sewing around here, there are times when no-sew crafts are fabulous. This No-Sew Santa is made from a sock! And goodness knows we have more than a few stray socks laying around.
I love painting on all different surfaces with my little ones. Paint glides on paper very differently than it does on tin foil, plastic, or wood. Having lots of different art experiences is so important for little ones. These Santa’s are made on slices of wood and perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree!
Perhaps you have heard that we do like to sew around here … These Santa finger puppets are just adorable and bound to be fabulous for endless play this holiday season. I know my older ones will have a blast making these, and my little one will have a blast playing. Win-win!
So much Santa talk around these parts. My little ones are never quite as sweet and kind to one another as they are this time of year. I’m very sure that big guy in red has just a little something to do with that.
Not that I am questioning it whatsoever … thank you Santa!
Thank you very much for reading friends. I hope you are having a wonderful week.