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We have another lovely Santa craft for you today – a paper plate Santa Claus that is really lovely to do, and then use as a decoration anywhere in the house. Kids can make this on their own with a little supervision, so it might even make a great gift for the grandparents and family too.

We know that you love our Christmas and Santa crafts, so do take a little bit of time to check out some of the other ideas we have on the site once you have made this too.

What do you need to make your paper plate Santa

  • Red felt paper
  • White construction paper
  • Scissor
  • Paper plate / Cardboard
  • Fuzzy wire
  • Pen marker
  • Cotton
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom pom balls

Once you have gathered everything that you need to make this, and given yourself a little space – you are ready to make…

How to make your paper plate Santa Claus

1. Draw a santa hat in the red felt paper using the pan marker and cut it.

2. Once it is cut, attach it to the paper plate/cardboard using a glue stick. Then add the googly eyes and pom pom to the paper plate/cardboard.

3. Add the cotton to make Santa’s beard. Cover his face with cotton as his hair.

4. Cut strips of white construction paper. Then stick together by making a circle. Get two strips then insert the first one to the second and use a glue stick to stick it together. Repeat the process until your desired length.

5. Attach the finished paper chain to the paper plate. Create a few more for additional chains to make Santa’s beard a bit longer. You will need two longer ones, and two slightly shorter ones! Then you nee to connect them all together at the bottom to make Santa’s distinctive beard shape.

6. Check out the pictures below for a bit more detail on how it is all put together.

7. Lastly, add the fuzzy wire at the top.

8. This might be a little fiddly, but we are sure you will get there in the end….

And there you have it – come paper plate Santa Claus completed for you to hang on the tree, or anywhere that you or the children would like:

We have a complete How to card for you to download and print out for this craft too, if this is easier for you than reading along on the screen:

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How to make a paper plate Santa Claus

How to make a paper plate Santa Claus

Make a fabulous Santa Claus Christmas decoration out of a paper plate for you to hang up about the house with the kids. Easy, but wonderfully effective.

Materials

  • Red felt paper
  • White construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate / Cardboard
  • Fuzzy wire
  • Pen marker
  • Cotton
  • Glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom pom balls

Instructions

  1. Draw a santa hat in the red felt paper using the pan marker and cut it.
  2. Once it is cut, attach it to the paper plate/cardboard using a glue stick. Then add the googly eyes and pom pom to the paper plate/cardboard.
  3. Add the cotton to make Santa's beard. Cover his face with cotton as his hair.
  4. Cut strips of white construction paper. Then stick together by making a circle. Get two strips then insert the first one to the second and use a glue stick to stick it together. Repeat the process until your desired length.
  5. Attach the finished paper chain to the paper plate. Create a few more for additional chains to make Santa's beard a bit longer. You will need two longer ones, and two slightly shorter ones! Then you nee to connect them all together at the bottom to make Santa's distinctive beard shape.
  6. Check out the pictures below for a bit more detail on how it is all put together.
  7. Lastly, add the fuzzy wire at the top.
  8. This might be a little fiddly, but we are sure you will get there in the end....

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We hope you love this crafty Santa made from a paper plate. If you love Santa ideas, then here are some more for you on the site as well:

Other Santa themed ideas on KiddyCharts

Santa is a pretty important part of Christmas - so why not take a look at some of the other ideas for Christmas involving the Big Man!

Here are more thoughts for you for Santa from off KiddyCharts as well:

Other Santa activities for kids (off site)

Some more ideas for the kids involving Santa - so once you have your list certificate you can do some other fun activities too.

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Helen

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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