Paper Tube Santa Craft

This paper Santa craft for preschoolers will be loved by young children in the lead up to Christmas. It is an easy Christmas craft that kids can have lots of fun making and playing with. Santa crafts are always popular and we have even included a printable template to make it super easy to make. Just scroll down below to get started on making your own paper tube Santa craft!

paper Santa craft

If you're looking for more easy Christmas crafts, you'll love this Santa salt dough handprint and these Santa and Rudolph spoon puppets!

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Santa crafts

As we head towards Christmas the excitement is growing! The magic of Christmas season is flowing and there is nothing better than making a Christmas craft or two with the kids. This Santa craft for preschoolers will get them so excited about Santa's visit.

Scroll down below to get started making your paper Santa craft!

Santa crafts for kids


Paper Santa craft

Supplies for your paper Santa craft

  • Printable Santa template
  • Craft paper - red, black, and white
  • Pencil or pen
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue (or glue stick)
  • Cotton
  • Googly eyes
  • Gold glitter

Directions to make your paper Santa craft

STEP 1: Gather the supplies

Before you get started, make sure to gather up all your supplies! This make it so much easier when making Christmas crafts for preschoolers like these.

Santa craft supplies

STEP 2: Prepare Santa template

Now to get started, print and cut the template patterns to make your paper Santa craft. If you don't have the template yet, scroll down to the bottom of the page to download your printable Santa template. The template includes Santa's beard, moustache, face, nose, body (big rectangle), belt (strip and small square), and his hat (semi-circle shape)

Alternatively, you can paint a toilet paper tube red for Santa's body. This can help preschoolers to be more involved (and messy) as they get to help paint!

Santa craft template

STEP 3: Arrange and glue Santa's face

Next, start by arranging and gluing on Santa's face to his body. Either take the large rectangle piece or your toilet paper tube and glue the belt along the middle as shown below. Then, glue the face along the top centre.

Santa craft instructions

Once you've done that, glue on the beard to Santa's face. Then, attach the moustache, the nose, and googly eyes into the correct places.

Santa craft for preschoolers

STEP 4: Complete Santa's belt

Take the small square cut out and apply gold craft glitter, then attach it onto the middle of the black strip.

paper santa craft template

STEP 5: Make Santa's hat

Next, start forming Santa's hat by wrapping the semi circle shape into a cone. Glue the ends and glue a cotton ball to the top to form a hat.

Santa hat

If using the cut out shapes, roll the Santa body and glue the ends together.

Glue Santa's hat on the top of his face as shown below.

Santa craft for preschoolers

STEP 6: Finalise the paper Santa craft

To finish up the craft, add some cotton to the beard and moustache with glue.  You can also add some extra fun details - get creative! Allow the glue to dry and your craft is finished!

paper tube Santa crafts for preschoolers


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.

Santa crafts template

We hope you enjoy getting into this fun paper Santa craft! Santa crafts for preschoolers are always popular and such a fun way to start off the Christmas season.

Paper tube Santa craft for kids. Easy Santa crafts for preschoolers.

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