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Cotton Ball Santa Craft — Santa Claus Christmas Project for Kids

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A Santa made from cotton balls is a cool Christmas craft for young kids. The cotton ball Santa Claus is a simple and fun way for children to explore their creativity and enjoy the festive holiday spirit.

Materials for a Cotton Ball Santa Claus

Prior to giving kids instructions for how to make the cotton ball Saint Nick, collect all the necessary supplies for the handmade Christmas craft. Here is a list of the essentials:

  • Construction paper (white and red are needed)
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue

It is useful to complete one Santa project before helping kids make theirs so they have an example to look at and from which to get ideas.

How to Make a Santa from Cotton Balls

The cotton ball Father Christmas is made up of two basic parts – the face/beard and the hat. Use white construction paper for the face and red construction paper for the hat.

Show kids how to trace and cut out Santa’s face/beard and hat. The easiest face and beard are made from one simple circle. However, kids might want to create a longer beard, in which case the shape of the construction paper would need to be altered accordingly.

The easiest hat to trace is pointed. However, kids may want to explore other hat shapes. Point out to the children that the bottom of the hat should be the same size as the top of Santa’s head.

Next, have the kids glue Kriss Kringle’s hat to his head. They can then add the cotton balls to create the fringe along Santa’s hat, add the ball at the end of his cap, and make his beard.

The last step of the Christmas activity is the detail work of creating Saint Nick’s face. This includes drawing his eyes, nose, and mouth. Kids might also want to give Santa eyebrows and a mustache. Show them how they can pull the cotton balls apart and twist the fibers to make this facial hair.

Santa Christmas Craft

The Santa with cotton balls project is a great handmade Xmas art craft for kids. The instructions for the project are straightforward and easy to understand. After the children have completed their project, display their work at home or school to decorate for the holidays.

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