Time for a wonderful Santa craft – let’s make a rocking paper plate santa!
We rocked our paper plate penguins, so we are adding even more wobbling characters to our collection, we do love when our paper plate crafts have a special twist!
Why make a regular paper plate Santa (well, we already made a few of those) when you can make one that almost doubles up as a toy! Or an ornament even if you hang it on a string – pretty cute classroom or home decoration if you ask us.
This little fellow isn’t just for making and watching, once done you can push it and it will rock left and right and even slightly forward or backward, depending on how you push it.
Ready to make this one? It’s super easy (and if you have kids of different ages, you can try making different characters, Santa is a bit more complex due to it’s beard, but you can make a penguin or a reindeer with younger kids, easy peasy).
Let’s get Christmas crafting!
How to Make a Rocking Paper Plate Santa
What you need:
- paper plate (one paper plate will make two Santa’s)
- red paint
- beige paper (or beige paint)
- white paper
- black paper (or black paint)
- wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes
- glue (older kids can also use stapler for the paper plate)
Have everything? Let’s make Santa’s
Watch the Video Tutorial
Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Paint the paper plate red.
One half is enough to make one rocking paper plate Santa.
Older kids that already know how to safely handle the stapler, can use one for this step.
Also cut a rectangle – it needs to be as wide as a circle (no need for
You can also draw the black belt.