Looking for a cute Christmas craft to do with your kids? This cute felt Santa Claus craft uses an empty toilet paper roll to make an adorable Santa that you can display anywhere in your home.
With photos for every small step, you and your kids will love making this cute felt Santa toilet paper roll craft.
Tutorial for Cute Santa Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- 5 pieces of felt in red, white, black, yellow and pink
- 1 empty toilet paper roll
- 1 pair of plastic googly eyes
- hot glue
- small white pompoms or cotton balls
1. Measure the amount of red felt that is needed by rolling the toilet paper roll on it. Properly mark the dimensions.
2. Cut one side of the red felt to the width of the toilet roll. Make sure you still have enough felt to roll around the toilet roll when doing this.
3. Roll the red felt around the toilet roll and cut the red felt at the point it starts to fully cover the toilet roll.
4. Hot glue the red felt to secure it to the toilet paper roll.
5. Cut a small piece of rectangle in the pink felt. (This will be Santa’s face.)
6. Glue this pink felt rectangle to the top part of the red roll.
7. Cut a piece of white felt. This should be a little longer than the pink one since this will serve as Santa’s beard.
8. Cut a small U-curve at the inner part of the white rectangle. Afterward, make successive tiny curves on the outer part of this as well, to give it a beard-like shape.
9. Hot glue the beard on top of the pink rectangle. Make sure that the white felt covers the edges of the pink felt and leaves space in the middle for a face.
10. Stick the googly eyes on the pink part of the face.
11. Cut a small oblong shape from the pink felt. This will serve as Santa’s nose.
12. Hot glue his nose just below the eyes, half overlapping the beard.
13. Cut a strip of black felt then wrap it around the mid-level of the Santa’s body. This will be his belt.
14. Cut a small rectangle from the yellow felt that is slightly taller than the belt. This will be the buckle of the belt. Then, cut a smaller rectangle in the middle part of this yellow felt.
15. Hot glue the buckle in the middle of the black belt.
16. Cut two short strips of red felt. These will be Santa’s arms, so use the distance between the face and belt to decide how long they should be.
17. Cut two small strips of white felt that will fit the width of the arms. These will be the lining of Santa’s coat. Hot glue these white strips on one end of each arm.
18. Cut two small D-shaped pieces of pink felt, then hot glue these pink pieces to the white lining of Santa’s coat. These will be Santa’s hands.
19. Cut a curve into the opposite side of Santa’s arms.
20. Hot glue the arms on the side of the body.
21. Cut a small rectangle from the black felt, then curve one end into a rounded ‘M’ shape. This will be his shoes.
22. Stick his shoes on the bottom part of the body.
23. Make a Santa hat by making a small cone-shape using the red felt. Make a white lining on the bottom of the hat by cutting a strip of white felt.
24. Glue one of the white pompoms (or a piece of a cotton ball) onto the tip of the hat.
25. Attach the hat on Santa’s head by using hot glue.
Your Santa is all done!
You can display your Santa Claus décor on your Christmas tree or on your tabletop, or anywhere really. This is a fun activity to do with your kids. If you’re feeling really creative, feel free to add extra details such as Santa’s glasses or a toy sack.