Paper Plate Santa Craft

Create this jolly paper plate Santa craft in this adorable Holiday craft for kids. A fun way to create the big guy this Christmas!

How to Make A Paper Plate Santa Craft

  1. Cut the top off of the paper plate up to the circle.
  2. Paint the center of the paper plate a skin tone colour. Set it aside to dry.
  3. With the extra piece of the paper plate that you cut off, fold it in half and cut it into the shape of a mustache.

Make Santa Hat

  1. Grab a sheet of red construction paper and measure the width of Santa’s head. Then with a ruler draw two lines to create a large triangle.
  2. Cut out the triangle and fold the tip down and glue it to the hat.
  3. Take some cotton balls and glue them to the trim of the hat and to the tip of the hat.

Finishing Up Your Paper Plate Santa

  1. Once your Santa is dry, glue on the hat to the top of the plate that was cut. 
  2. Glue on the paper plate mustache.
  3. Above the mustache glue on a red pom pom nose.
  4. You can either glue on googley eyes or cut out two large white circles and to smaller circles out of black construction paper for the eyes.
  5. Optional: Cut out two pink circles for the cheeks and a smile from red construction paper. Glue them on to the Santa.

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Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers, and preschoolers, kindergarten aged children 18 months old and up. My kids are 4.5, 4.5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium. Use a tray to keep the paint and glitter from getting everywhere.

Difficulty to Create 

Easy.

Skills Developed

Language development, number recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Materials

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  • White paper plate
  • Red, pink, white and black construction paper
  • Cotton Balls
  • Red pom pom
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Books & TV Show!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 

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