Paper Santa

Paper Santa

This is another one of those Christmas classic crafting ideas. However believe it or not I just so happen to not have paper plates in the house when I decided to start this project, so we improvised. My little one really enjoyed this project but once again, we learned a valuable lesson about leaving things to dry where the big bad kitty would find it funny to attack the tip of Santa’s hat and completely tore off the first hat so I just cut it down and replaced it with another. This time to make sure I set it somewhere the cat could not destroy it while it was drying. Another thing that some might find a little funny is if you are wondering about why santa looks SHOCKED well this santa is sitting right above where my son’s time out chair is and Santa is just shocked that someone would have to sit in the naughty chair.  No really I was just really bad at trying to draw a mouth that’s just the end result. HAHA

Well let’s get started.

Supplies Needed:

  • I used a peach colored piece of paper but you can go the classic way and use a paper plate too.
  • 1-2 sheets of white paper
  • 1 sheet of red paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls (20-40)
  • black marker


  1. First I traced a large circle out of the peach paper of grab a paper plate.
  2. On the white paper you will need to draw a beard, a mustache, 2 ovals for the eyes, and a rectangle that is the width of the paper and about 1 to 1 1/4 inch high for the brim of Santa’s hat.
  3. On the red piece of paper draw the shape of a santa hat and a smaller red over for Santa’s Lips.
  4. Now that you are done drawing all your objects its time to cut them out.
  5. The next step is to take your peach circle or paper plate and lay that down first.
  6. Then Lay down they red hat piece
  7. Next lay down the white beard piece make sure that everything lines up together fairly nicely width wise and make sure the beard and the hat overlap your circle by about a half-inch to an inch but make sure you leave enough space for the face to fit in there properly.
  8. After you lined everything up its time to secure them to the circle with your glue.
  9. After you glue the hat and beard on lay the eye pieces down, the red oval for the lips, and then the mustache. Try and tuck the very bottom of the red oval under the edge of the beard. Just make sure the lips arent overlapping on top of the beard. Also  make sure the mustache is lined up with where the beard ends on the face and is just above the top of the red oval or slightly overlapping it.
  10. Then secure them in place.
  11. After you do that you will take your white rectangle piece and lay it so that it’s just covering the very top of the eyes and overlaps the red hat.
  12. Next take your black marker and draw in the eye balls, draw a nose, and draw the rest of the lips. (I am not very artistic when it comes to drawing facial features as you could see from the above picture.)
  13. When you are done securing all your pieces in place it is then time for the fun part, Gluing on the cotton balls.
  14. Glue the cotton balls onto the beard first starting with an outline around the edge and work your way into the middle
  15. Then glue your cotton balls onto the mustache making sure you cover the whole mustache.
  16. After that glue more cotton balls onto the white rectangle for the brim of Santa’s hat.
  17. Last but not least glue one or two cotton balls onto the tip of Santa’s hat.

All Done!

Please comment back and remember to come back and share your Classic Paper Santa Projects

About smalltownmama08

I am a small town girl and my beautiful family and I are now living in the town i grew up in. I am a stay at home mother and a full time student.

Posted on December 7, 2011, in christmas, crafts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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