Santa Crafts for Kids

Santa is an essential part of Christmas. Make your Christmas crafts a little more fun by making this interactive craft where children can help Santa travel down the chimney. All you need is some paper, some brads, and a push pop container!   After we learn how to make the Help Santa Down the Chimney Craft, I then will show you some other Santa Crafts for Kids!  Before we begin, though, I always like to share a few good books and activities that will go along with your craft activity.

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingThe Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingHow to Catch an ElfHow to Catch an ElfHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)God Gave Us ChristmasGod Gave Us Christmas

Help Santa Down the Chimney Craft

Santa Crafts for Kids - See these cute and easy craft ideas that kids will love to make! Great for preschool, kindergarten and beyond!

This is what you’ll need to make the Santa chimney craft:

  • 1 push pop
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Glue
  • Popsicle stick
  • 5 brads
  • Red, black, orange, and white construction paper
  • 1 large black pom pom
  • 1 small white pom pom
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 2 googly eyes

First, make sure the push pop can be easily raised and lowered by children’s hands. Cut the pop lengthwise and add a strip of tape to widen the opening just a bit. You want the plunger to go up and down easily, but still fit tightly enough so the plunger won’t fall out of the push pop.

  1. Cut a piece of red construction paper to wrap around the outside of the push pop. Draw a brick pattern onto the paper.
  2. Cut a large round circle from red paper and four rectangles that will become Santa’s arms, legs, and body.
  3. Cut a smaller orange circle for his face, two small orange circles for hands, and a beard from white paper.
  4. Cut two boots from black paper and a 1/4 inch strip of black paper for Santa’s belt.
  5. Glue Santa’s face and body together. Use a brad for Santa’s belt buckle. Attach the arms and legs to Santa’s body with brads so they can move.
  6. Glue the large pom pom to Santa’s hand. This is his toy bag!

7.  Glue a popsicle stick to the back of Santa. Make sure the bottom of the stick doesn’t stick out farther than his boots and the top isn’t longer than his hat. You may need to trim the stick a little.

8.  Use hot glue to glue the bottom of the popsicle stick to the push pop plunger.  (If a child is making this, make sure an adult does the hot glue gun work!)

9.  When the glue is dry, insert the plunger into the push pop chimney.

10.  Push and pull the plunger and Santa will go down and up the chimney.

Santa Crafts for Kids

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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound ReadingMrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.


  1. Claudia . says:

    Thank you, Meeghan! You keep this grandma and 2 little girls very happy and busy.

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