|

Santa Claus Moving Paper Plate Craft

Santa Claus is coming to town! Enjoy the build up to the momentous event with this darling Santa Claus Moving Paper Plate Craft! This is such a fun craft that depicts Santa arriving on a roof with his bag of gifts, about to make his way down the chimney. With a Free Printable Template, too!

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

When you’re a kid, Santa and everything he represents really is the best part of Christmas. As you get older, like myself, the holiday changes and it’s more about giving. Yet, Santa always plays the main role. It’s part of the magic of Christmas.

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

And with the start of December and the beginning of the holiday season, we’re getting excited for the big day with this adorable Santa craft. Because one day soon, the big jolly guy will really make his way around the world. This is a fun craft until then.

Paper Plate Moving Santa Christmas Craft

To make our moving santa craft you will first want to print our santa sleigh template.

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

The rest of the supplies include paper plates, jumbo craft sticks, a black marker, a glue stick, scissors, and a stapler. You’ll also need acrylic paint in black, white, yellow, and red, as well as cardstock in white, red, and pink.

Santa Sleigh Paper Plate Craft Supplies Needed

  • Santa Sleigh Template
  • Paper plate
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Acrylic paint – black, white, yellow, and red
  • Cardstock – white, red, pink
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick

Paper Plate Santa Craft Step by Step Directions

Begin by printing the template on white cardstock.

Paint paper plate black. Add simple moon with white paint and paint splatter stars.

Now, paint one whole paper plate with black acrylic paint. Let the paint dry completely. Then, once dry, paint a simple moon using the white paint. Also, splatter white paint on it to make stars.

Cut second paper plate in sleigh shape.

Cut another paper plate in half and trace the template and cut it again to make the sleigh shape.

Paint sleigh red with yellow top outline.

Paint the sleigh with red acrylic paint and let it dry. Once dry, outline the top of the sleigh with yellow paint.

Glue sleigh legs yellow.

Using the remaining half of the other paper plate, trace the legs for the sleigh from the template and cut out. Paint it yellow and let it dry.

Add brick details to chimney.

While the paint is drying, cut out the remaining template pieces. Trace and cut the chimney from red cardstock. Add brick details to the chimney with a black marker.

Glue santa face to craft stick.

Trace and cut Santa’s hat from red cardstock. Leave his beard white and the trim for the hat white, too. Then, assemble Santa’s head by sticking the templates together. For his face, cut a small circle from pink cardstock. Glue it all together and add eyes. Attach a jumbo craft stick to the back of Santa’s head.

Glue chimney in place.

Next, glue the chimney to the black painted paper plate. Attach the two paper plates together using a stapler. Make sure to leave a space for the craft stick.

Cut out gift shapes.
Glue gift shapes together.

Then, trace and cut the shapes for the presents on the cardstock colors of your choice. Glue them together.

Insert santa into paper plate.

Glue the gifts to the paper plate so they’re peeking out from the sleigh.

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

Lastly, insert the popsicle stick and make your Santa move around his sleigh in this super cute and fun Christmas craft!

Share this Craft!

Love this craft? We’d love for you to save the image below to Pinterest! And let us know if you made this craft on Instagram!

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft pin image.

More Santa Crafts for Kids

We have so many more fun Santa crafts, like our Paper Plate Santa Craft, Simple Shape Cotton Ball Santa Craft, Craft Stick Santa Ornament Craft, and our Color Match Santa Hat Craft. Be sure to check out all of our great Christmas crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

This fun Moving Santa Paper Plate Craft depicts Santa in his sleigh with his bag of Christmas gifts

Materials

  • Santa Sleigh Template
  • Paper plates
  • Jumbo craft sticks
  • Acrylic paint - black, white, yellow, and red
  • Cardstock - white, red, pink
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick

Instructions

  1. Begin by printing the template on white cardstock.
  2. Now, paint one whole paper plate with black acrylic paint. Let the paint dry completely. 
  3. Then, once dry, paint a simple moon using the white paint. Also, splatter white paint on it to make stars.
  4. Cut another paper plate in half and trace the template and cut it again to make the sleigh shape.
  5. Paint the sleigh with red acrylic paint and let it dry. 
  6. Once dry, outline the top of the sleigh with yellow paint.
  7. Using the remaining half of the other paper plate, trace the legs for the sleigh from the template and cut out. Paint it yellow and let it dry.
  8. While the paint is drying, cut out the remaining template pieces. Trace and cut the chimney from red cardstock.
  9. Add brick details to the chimney with a black marker.
  10. Trace and cut Santa’s hat from red cardstock. Leave his beard white and the trim for the hat white, too. Then, assemble Santa’s head by sticking the templates together. For his face, cut a small circle from pink cardstock. Glue it all together and add eyes.
  11. Attach a jumbo craft stick to the back of Santa’s head.
  12. Next, glue the chimney to the black painted paper plate.
  13. Attach the two paper plates together using a stapler. Make sure to leave a space for the craft stick.
  14. Then, trace and cut the shapes for the presents on the cardstock colors of your choice. Glue them together.
  15. Glue the gifts to the paper plate so they’re peeking out from the sleigh.
  16. Lastly, insert the popsicle stick and make your Santa move around his sleigh in this super cute and fun Christmas craft!

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *