We just put up our tree this weekend and are switching our Christmas spirit into high gear. Who am I kidding, my kids are in the Christmas spirit all year long. They love the reason for the season, the traditions and the fun stories of characters like Santa and Rudolph. I went in search of some Santa crafts to make with my kids and was blown away by the number of fun ideas I discovered. So much so, that I decided to share my favorites here in this post of 50 Santa Crafts for Kids. In addition, I am sharing our favorite Santa books that we look forward to each season. If you have exhausted these Santa ideas and are looking for more Christmas crafts for kids, check out this Homemade Christmas Ornament with Sand and this Christmas Candle Holder Craft.
Santa Corks from Red Ted Art
Kids Santa Craft from I Heart Crafty Things
Dancing Santa from Learning 4 Kids
Toilet Roll Santa from Happy Hooligans
Magazine Scraps Santa Collage from I Heart Crafty Things
Santa Fine Motor Craft from Mama OT
Nature Inspired Santa from Rain or Shine Mama
Santa Star Christmas Ornament from Buggy and Buddy
Santa Craft for Preschoolers from My Nearest and Dearest
Santa Suit Toilet Paper Roll from Crafty Morning
Handprint Santa Claus from Crafty Morning
Salt Dough Santa Ornament from Meaningful Mama
Santa Hat Christmas Cards from The Mad House
Santa Candle Craft from Mom Vs the Boys
Santa's Beard Christmas Countdown from Artsy Mama
Santa's Frozen Hands from Little Bins for Little Hands
Countdown to Santa from I Can Teach my Child
Craft Stick Santa Ornament from Happy Hooligans
Easy Santa Craft from Artsy Mama
Santa Placemat Craft from Kids Creative Chaos
Potato Print Wrapping Paper from Our Little House in the Country
Upcycled Lightbulb Santa Ornament from Mama Papa Bubba
Santa Hat Ornaments from Creative Family Fun
Foam Santa Ornament from Toddler Approved
Santa Beard from Hands on As We Grow and East Coast Mommy
Paper Roll Santa from One Time Through
Santa Mask from Craft To Art
Toilet Roll Santa from Red Ted Art
Paper Plate Santa Craft from Craftulate
Santa Sleigh with Flying Reindeer Fingerprint Craft from Crafty Morning
Santa Hands Christmas Ornaments from Paging Fun Mums
Santa Sleigh Craft from Itsy Bitsy Fun
Emo Santa from Danya Banya
Kit Kat Santa from Learning 4 Kids
Santa Hat Christmas Cards from Craft to Art
Santa's Workshop Small World from My Nearest and Dearest
Santa Penguin Plate from Fun Handprint Art
Shapely Santa from Teach Preschool
Paper Plate and Cotton Ball Santa Craft from No Time for Flashcards
TP Roll Santa Crafts from Reading Confetti
Handprint Christmas Fun from Learning to Play and Playing to Learn
Santa and Reindeer Handprints from Reading Confetti
Acorn Santa from The Golden Gleam
Santa Christmas Ornament from Happiness is Homemade
Paper Plate Christmas Masks from Learning 4 Kids
Now that you have made some Santa crafts, here are some of our favorite books about the big guy to read with your kids.
Did you ever wonder how Santa got to be Santa. This fun book explains it all, including Santa's previous jobs. A great read aloud for the Christmas season.
Santa lost his laugh? How can he get it back again? Kids will enjoy the silly things he tries to get his ho, ho, ho back.
This is a classic story and my favorite version is this one with illustrations from Mary Engelbreit. Gorgeous! My husband reads this book every Christmas Eve.
This books helps us explain Santa in the context of the Christmas story. This is my favorite book to read the kids at Christmas.
My kids love the sneak peek at North Pole that they see in this book. The pictures are stunning and so full of detail you will believe!