Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft

With our Christmas crafting in full swing, we’ve been making paper plate Santa’s, Rudolph’s and even Elves. However, in my search for further inspiration, I noticed that Mrs Claus is hugely unrepresented and virtually non-existent within the kids’ crafts arena. Today, I have the pleasure of changing that, with a super cute Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

Mrs. Claus, with her luscious paper locks and adorable shiny red nose, is perfectly paired with our Paper Plate Santa, whom also models a gorgeous set of ringlets.

This craft is super easy and can be adapted to suit a broad age group. Little Hands may prefer straight paper locks, while older children can challenge and work their fine motor skills by curling paper to create curls and ringlets.

Paper Plate Mrs. Claus Christmas Craft: Materials and Tutorial

This post contains affiliate links to recommended products.
Arty Crafty Kids will be compensated a few pennies for every purchase made via these links at NO extra cost to you!

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Step 1: Mix the paints to create the desired skin tone then paint the paper plate as shown in the image above.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Step 2: Cut a piece of white paper into multiple strips (between 1-2cm wide) and roll each individual peice around a pencil to make the paper curl.

For thick tight curls, avoid unraveling the paper and simply slide it carefully off the pencil.

To create ringlet curls, remove the pencil by dragging it in a downwards motion, pulling the paper out from the centre of the curl

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Step 3: Using PVA glue, attach the curled paper along the gap between the hat and face.

Add some extended ringlet curls around the edge of the paper plate to create hair.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Step 4: Add a big red nose, a pair of eyes, a smile and rosy cheeks using paint and a black sharpie pen.

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Step 5: Finish the Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft by adding a row of cotton wall balls along the paper fringe and at another single cotton ball at the tip of the festive hat.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Your Arty Crafty Kids will now have their very own…

Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

For more ideas this Christmas, take a look at our adorable Paper Plate Elves, Paper Plate Rudolph and of course the big man himself, Santa!

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft for Kids #christmascraft #Santacraft #Christmascraftsforkids

Paper Plate Santa Claus

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

The build up to Christmas has begun and we’re kickstarting the feative season with a NEW Paper Plate Santa Claus craft; swapping the white fluff with a lushious 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 ith 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

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

This post may contain affiliate links to recommended products.

Paper Plate
Kid-friendly paint
Cotton Wool
White Paper
PVA Glue
Scissors/paper cutter
Paintbrush
Pencil (for curling)

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

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.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

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.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

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.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

Step 4: Stick the paper curls along the rim of the paper plate and then add a second layer of curls above the rim.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

Step 5: Add a large red nose!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

Step 6: And two black eyes (googley eyes could also be used).

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.

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.

For more paper plate Christmas crafts, you may also enjoy our Rudolph the Reindeer, 3D Christmas Tree’s and toddler friendly Baubles!

Pin for Later!

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Paper Plate Santa Claus | A super fun and easy Christmas paper plate Santa craft for kids.