Create this popsicle stick Santa craft just in time for Christmas and jolly ole St. Nick to come down the chimney on Christmas Eve.
Can you believe we are just over a week out from Christmas? This month has flown by already and the next thing we know the New Year will be upon us.
Before that happens take a few minutes and enjoy the holidays by creating this popsicle stick Santa or one of the many other Christmas crafts here on the blog.
Supplies you will need:
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- Popsicle Sticks (11)
- Red Craft Paint or Marker
- Card stock / Cardboard
- Black Sharpie
- Craft Glue
- Cotton Balls
- Red Construction Paper
- Magnet (optional)
How do you make a Popsicle stick Santa?
- Start off by painting 2 craft sticks red either with craft paint or a red marker.
If you want to make the whole process easier, especially if you are crafting with a whole group of kids then you can purchase already red craft sticks.
- Glue on 8 plain craft sticks to your card stock or cardboard. I glued them in a v shape so that his beard would have something to glue to.
It really doesn’t matter what you use for the backing just as long as it is strong enough to support the sticks. Also, make sure that you cut your backing so that it’s no longer or wider than the Popsicle sticks. Allow drying!
- While you are waiting for the Santa head to dry you can glue together his hat using the 2 red sticks and 1 plain stick to create a triangle shape. Allow drying!
- Once the hat is dry cut out a piece of red construction paper to glue to the back.
- Now you are ready to attach the hat to the Santa head. I tilted mine sideways just a little, but you can do it however you please.
- Once the hat is dried to the Santa head you can then begin gluing on cotton balls for his beard and hat.
For his beard, pull pieces apart so that it is spread out a little.
Pull a little piece apart so that you can see his little mouth as well. You will need about 10 cotton balls per Santa.
- The last step is to draw on a mouth, eyes, and nose.
- If you want to turn him into a magnet I recommend a .75 inch adhesive magnet to hold it up. You could also attach some ribbon and turn him into an ornament.
If you loved this Popsicle Stick Santa craft then you will want to be sure to check out these other holiday crafts as well.
- Popsicle Stick Ballerina Craft
- Popsicle Stick Angel Craft for Kids
- Popsicle Stick Bear in a Scarf Craft
- Popsicle Stick Snowman including Olaf Craft
- Popsicle Stick Reindeer
- Popsicle Stick Elf Craft for Kids
- Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft
- Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornament
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