Toilet Paper Roll Santa Craft For Kids!

Here’s a toilet paper roll Santa craft for Christmas!

This Christmas Santa Claus craft activity is simple and fun for preschool and kindergarten children to make.

All you need is a toilet paper roll, cotton balls, red paint and some imagination!

And, it is just perfect for a Winter or Christmas-theme unit at home or in the classroom!

Santa’s Stuck written by Rhonda Gowler Greene, is a wonderful book to read to children about Santa Claus and his Christmas adventures coming down the chimney!

And, there are so many great activities to go along with the book, like this toilet paper roll Santa craft and Santa Claus song for kids!

While the children are working on their Santa craft, play the Santa Claus Is Coming To Town song for kids in the background.


The Santa Claus Is Coming To Town song for children is the perfect complement to this Santa craft activity for kids!

So, what are you waiting for?  Let’s make a toilet paper roll Santa craft with the kids!

Craft items you will need:

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Red paint
  • White buttons
  • Tiny cotton balls
  • Red felt
  • Red and black markers
  • Stapler or 2 way tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Styrofoam ball (one that fits inside the top of the toilet paper roll)

Craft instructions:

Have the children paint the toilet paper roll red.

Let dry.

While the toilet paper roll is drying, have the children draw 2 eyes and a red nose on the Styrofoam ball.  The Styrofoam ball will be Santa Claus’ head.

Next, have the children glue 2 white buttons down the front of the toilet paper roll.

Then, have the children draw and cut a triangle-shape large enough to fit around Santa Claus’ head.

Once done, have the children secure the hat by stapling the ends together or securing it with two-way tape.

When ready, have the children glue the hat to Santa Claus’ head.

After that, have the children insert Santa Claus’ head into the top opening of the toilet paper roll.

Now it’s time for the cotton balls!  To make Santa’s beard, have the children glue cottons balls all around Santa Claus’ face and the top of the toilet paper roll.

Lastly, have the children glue a cotton ball at the end of Santa’s hat.


And, voila! The children have now made a toilet paper roll Santa craft! 

What a fun and creative Christmas craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children! 

Just perfect for a Christmas-theme unit.

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One Response to Toilet Paper Roll Santa Craft and Santa Claus Song

  1. [...] I just read Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Chris Plehal, and this craft is a perfect ‘book craft’ match! The Christmas Season is such a great time to make memories with your children. Don’t get too busy that you forget to carve out special time with you and your little ones! Head on over to Kiboomu for the tutorial. [...]

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