Santa's Beard Christmas Countdown Printable

Get ready to countdown to Christmas with this Santa's Beard Christmas countdown printable. Add a cotton ball to Santa's beard each day on the run-up to Christmas and by Christmas Eve Santa's beard will be complete, ready for him to visit that night!

Santa beard Christmas countdown printable


Oh, how I love the countdown to Christmas! The kids get so excited as we get closer and closer to Christmas day and I love all the Christmas crafts and Christmas Activities that we always manage to squeeze in before the big day. 

If you like this cotton ball Santa craft be sure to check out our cotton ball snowman craft too! 

Santa beard Christmas countdown for kids

Related - Santa Colouring Page

This Santa countdown is simple to make using our free printable, but oh-so-fun! The anticipation of Santa's arrival is sometimes more exciting than the day itself, but sometimes children can find it hard to understand how much longer they have to wait for Christmas day.

That's where this Santa Countdown comes in. As well as being a fun and interactive Santa craft, this Santa beard countdown is perfect for young children to be able to visually see how close they are getting to Christmas Day. As the beard fills with Cotton balls it means the big day is getting closer and children can start getting excited about Santa's upcoming visit. 

This Christmas countdown printable is also a great Christmas activity for kids to encourage number recognition and counting skills. 

If you are looking for more ways to countdown to Christmas you might also like our list of Christmas Countdown Ideas, where we have a Christmas activity idea for every day of advent, or if you prefer the simplicity of printables you might also like our Advent Calender Printables.

If you want your kids to have a little treat each day in the lead-up to Christmas you could make your own advent calendar and fill it with things that you know your little one will love. 

Santa's Beard Christmas Countdown

Santa beard Christmas Countdown

Santa's Beard Countdown - Supplies

  • Santa countdown printed onto card (available for free at the end of the directions)
  • Cotton balls or white pom poms 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors 
  • Ribbon

Santa beard countdown

Santa Countdown - Directions 

STEP 1: Print Santa countdown 

Begin this Christmas countdown craft by scrolling down to the bottom of the page to get your copy of our Christmas countdown printable. Print it onto card if your printer takes card, or alternatively print onto white paper and then back it with card. 

Santa beard countdown

STEP 2: Cut out the Santa beard countdown and add ribbon

Cut along the dotted lines around Santa's face.  Then punch a hole in the top of Santa's hat and thread in some ribbon to hang up your Christmas countdown printable. 

Santa countdown

STEP 3: Add cotton balls to your Santa's beard countdown 

Now for the most exciting part. Each day (starting on December 1st) glue on one cotton ball or white pom-pom using the numbers on the printable as a guide. 

Santa beard Christmas countdown

On Christmas Eve Santa’s beard will be complete, ready for him to visit that night! How exciting! 

Santa countdown

Santa's Beard Christmas Countdown Printables - Alternative Versions

As well as being able to make this Santa countdown using the directions above, we have 2 alternative ways these printables can be used. 

You can use the black and white Santa beard countdown if you want your Santa to be a bit more individual! Simply use markers or paint to add a bit of colour to the Santa hat. You could colour or paint Santa's hat red or maybe design Santa a new crazy hat! 

Santa Countdown

Alternatively use the version of Santa's beard with no numbers to create a Santa craft instead of a Christmas countdown. This would work brilliantly for anyone looking for a last-minute Santa craft. Kids can have fun adding all 24 cotton balls to Santa's beard at once! 

Santa cotton ball beard countdown craft
This is available in both colour and black and white.

Santa Beard Countdown Craft


To get this Santa countdown for free click on the link below to be taken to the Messy Little Monster shop. Use the code - santa - to get your Santa beard countdown for free. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

Santa countdown printable

I hope that you enjoy making your Santa beard Christmas countdown and that you have fun adding the cotton balls to your Santa beard countdown in the run-up to Christmas. 

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