Mix and Match Paper Santa Craft (with Printable Santa Template)

This adorable paper Santa craft is the next in our series of mix and match Christmas crafts for kids. Young children will love picking out different features to make their own Santa. We have included a printable Santa template so it is super easy for children of all ages to make this Christmas craft. We love the Santa photo craft option! It would make such a cute Christmas keepsake!

Mix and Match Paper Santa Craft (with Printable Santa Template)

This is the second in our series of mix and match Christmas crafts for kids. As well as this adorable Santa craft we have a mix and match paper elf craft, a mix and match paper snowman craft and a mix and match paper reindeer craft.

Children LOVE Santa so making a Santa craft is sure to be popular. You can turn this craft into a cute Christmas card to give to family and friends or keep it to display over the holidays.

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Check out all our other mix-and-match paper craft ideas for kids!

Scroll down to get your printable Santa template to make this adorable paper Santa craft

Mix and Match Paper Santa Craft (with Printable Santa Template)

Paper Santa Craft Supplies:

  • Printable Santa template
  • Coloured paper: red, skin colour, black
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Google eyes (optional)
  • Photo (optional)
  • Black marker

Printable Santa template

Mix and Match Santa Craft Instructions

STEP 1: Prepare printable Santa template

First print out the Santa template and decide which parts to use. There’s many options for the head, body, nose, arms, boots, etc. Cut out your selections.

Printable Santa craft template

Trace the templates on the coloured paper and cut them out or simply colour the template in your chosen colours.

Mix and match Santa craft template

If you are making a Santa photo craft you will need to cut out a photograph of your child.

STEP 2: Assemble Santa Craft

Use the craft glue to assemble your mix and match Santa.  Glue the boots to the legs and the mittens to the arms. Then the arms and legs can be attached to the body.

Assemble the belt by gluing the small black square inside the yellow square and attaching it to the long black rectangle. Glue the belt to the body.

Put the hat together by glueing the brim and topper to the triangle hat piece. Glue the hat to the head.

Santa craft template for kids

Pop on some google eyes and stick on the beard and red nose. Use the marker to draw on Santa's smile.

Paper Santa craft

You can also use the photo for the face instead! Just use some scissors to trim the beard of choice to fit.

Santa craft for kids

STEP 3: Complete Santa Craft

Use craft glue to assemble your paper Santa craft. You can have so much fun mix and matching the different features. Here are just a few ways you can assemble your Santa.

Christmas crafts for kids

Santa photo craft for kids

Santa photo craft for kids

How adorable is this paper Santa craft?! I love all the different mix and match options. How will you make yours? 

Santa craft


To download this Santa craft template for free click on the link below and use the discount code: santa. For personal use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted.

printable Santa template

This paper Santa craft could be turned into a homemade Christmas card or hung up to be displayed over the holidays. I love the photo card option! How cute would it be to see your baby, toddler or preschooler as Santa! 

easy Santa craft

We hope you and the kids have lots of fun making this fun mix and match paper Santa craft using our printable Santa template. It is such a fun Christmas craft for kids! 

Mix and match paper Santa craft for kids with printable Santa template

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