The build up to Christmas has begun and we’re kick-starting the festive season with a NEW Paper Plate Santa Claus craft; swapping the white fluff with a luscious beard of paper ringlets!
I love the upgrade and kids will adore the process of painting, sticking, cutting and curling to create adorable Paper Plate Santa’s!
As well as fun, this craft offers children a brilliant fine motor workout, and with just a few materials, this is a great Christmas craft to try at home or within a preschool/ school setting.
Sound good? let’s get started!
Paper Plate Santa Claus: Matierals and Tutorial
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Pencil (for curling)
Step 1: Using the kid-friendly paint, divide the paper plate in two to create an area for Santa’s face and his famous red hat.
Step 2: While the paper plate is drying, cut a piece of A4 white paper into fine strips (approx 1cm width)
F0r young children, it might be easier to have wider and fewer strips of paper.
Step 3: Curl the paper by wrapping it around the pencil and then drag the pencil out in a downward motion to create a ringlet.
Alternatively, simply slide the pencil out of the paper without dragging. This will create a bouncy curl.
Step 4: Stick the paper curls along the rim of the paper plate and then add a second layer of curls above the rim.
Step 5: Add a large red nose!
Step 6: And two black eyes (googley eyes could also be used).
The Paper Plate Santa Claus is now Complete
I hope your children love their Santa’s with curly beards, however if you would like to try a simplified version – check out our Easy Peasy Paper Plate Santa.
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