One of my favorite ways to get into the Christmas spirit is by making Christmas crafts with my son. It’s such a fun thing to do together, and I love seeing him beam with pride when we’re all done. Not only is this Santa craft simple enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make, but it’s mess free!
To make this cotton ball Santa you’ll need:
- Silhouette adhesive cardstock (white)
- cardstock (red, black, and tan)
- cotton balls
I didn’t end up using every piece of the design. You’ll want to cut the Santa outline from red cardstock, the eyes from black cardstock, the face from tan cardstock, and the beard and the tip of the hat from white adhesive cardstock.
Glue the eyes and face to the red Santa outline.
We’re going to use a neat trick to keep this a mess free kids craft. I saw Kelly do this on another project and thought it was completely brilliant and perfect for kids. We’re going to use the sticky backside of the adhesive cardstock instead of glue to put the cotton balls down.
All you have to do is glue the textured/non-sticky side of the white adhesive cardstock to the red Santa outline. Then you’ll peel off the backing of the adhesive cardstock.
This leaves you with a perfectly sticky yet mess free surface for kids to put the cotton balls on.
Isn’t Santa’s fluffy beard darling?
It’s such a great kids project since they get all the fun without the mess. What are you working on with your little ones this Christmas?