Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa

We haven’t done a lot of crafts lately on the blog, but this one is easy to prepare, easy for the little kids to make by themselves, and easy to clean up – I’d say that completes the “Perfect Craft” trifecta of preschool Christmas crafts, wouldn’t you? 

What you need:

  • 1 paper plate per child
  • pink tissue paper
  • cotton balls
  • red construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • red pom poms 
  • glue (good glue stick or white glue)
  • popsicle stick

Prep work:

Cut circles the size of the bottom of the plate out of the pink tissue paper – enough for one for every paper plate, plus maybe one or two extra.

Cut 1 red triangle (the width of the top 1/3 of the plate) for every paper plate.

Preschool Christmas Crafts: Paper Plate Santa


  1. With the plate sitting normally on the table in front of them, have your child glue down the pink tissue paper circle in the middle of the plate. 
  2. Using the glue, they can now glue the eyes and a red pom pom nose to the middle of the face, and affix the red triangle at the top of the plate for Santa’s hat. 
  3. Drizzle some glue all the way around the circle (with extra on the bottom of Santa’s face, for his beard) and the bottom of the triangle, then spread the glue around a bit with a popsicle stick. 
  4. Cover the glued areas with cotton balls, and stick one at the top of Santa’s hat. 
  5. Done – leave to dry so his eyes & hair don’t fall off! ;) 


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Jenn vanOosten

I live in Hamilton, Ontario, and love my city. I'm a Netflixer, choral music geek, bookworm, inventor of recipes (I take Artistic Licence on EVERYTHING that I make), wife of one, mother of two, and owner of a neurotic Schnauzer. I respect people who respect others. I love good food that's well done, but my favourite lunch is KD & hotdogs. With ketchup. I'm addicted to Clearance Shopping. I will ALWAYS get the product that I want at the price that I want, eventually.

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