Paper Cone Santa Craft – Christmas Crafts for Kids

I’m so excited to show you this little guy – we made a paper cone Santa craft – this is such a sweet Christmas craft for kids.

You can put this fellow under the tree, he can sit on a shelf or just anywhere!

Paper Cone Santa Craft - Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

Paper Santa Craft – Christmas Crafts for Kids

What you need

  • red paper (2 sheets)
  • paper cone template – get it here –> Cone Template
  • 1 sheet white paper
  • black paper for the boots
  • beige paper for face
  • glue
  • scissors
  • black marker

Cut the Cone Shape

Print the Cone Template on the sheet of red paper (I’ve used a sheet of paper that is red on both sides). Cut the template. Fold along the dotted line and add glue on the parts that are “sticking out”. Roll it into a cone and hold for a while for glue to do it’s sticky magic.

Cutting the Paper

Cut 4 long strips of red paper (for legs and arms), two red mittens, a whole bunch of white strips (I had 10), two black boots and beige half circle for the face.

Adding the Details

Now to assemble this lovely Santa craft. Glue on the black boots onto the end of the red strip. Cut one of the white strips to small peaces and use those to decorate the boots. On the other two red strips glue on the red mittens. Decorate with white strips.

Draw the facial details on the half circle. I used light pink chalk to make the cheeks and think that worked really, really well. Draw the eyes with sharpies.

Beard is the fun part. Take the white strips (leave on as you’ll use it for the hat) and curl them with scissors (if you don’t know how to do that here is a “how to” with other methods not using scissors if you don’t feel like doing this technique with your kids but I should note that this was one of the most exciting things I got to do as a kid and no ribbon was safe from me when I mastered the “art of curling paper”).

Now to glue on all the details onto the paper cone. Start by making the edge of the hat. To glue it on in a nice circle you’ll have to cut the strip into a few smaller strips and glue them separately (I needed 3).

Now glue on the face and start adding the curled paper strips.

Last glue on the legs and arms.

How to Make a Paper Cone Santa

And that’s our lovely Paper Cone Santa Craft – such a sweet Christmas craft for kids and you can even add a tree, elves, deer…

More Christmas Crafts for Kids

How about making a salt dough Santa? Salt dough is the most fun at this time of the year! Or go with something a bit simpler and make a ton of Christmas cupcake liner crafts.

Christmas Craft Paper Cone Santa

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