Santa Claus from Paper Plate

18 Dec

Santa Claus is coming to town on a one-horse open sleigh, HEY!

Yet another paper plate craft but this time its Santa! Good way to take out fear of the white bearded man from tiny tots and toddlers! :)

Yet another paper plate craft but this time its Santa! Good way to take out the fear of the white bearded man from tiny tots and toddlers! 🙂

Things required for 'Santa Claus from paper plate' craft are: a paper or foam plate, white sticker paper, red paper, lots of cotton balls (you may also make balls out of the cotton roll like we did, if you dont have ready made ones at home), scissors, goggly eyes, pencil, glue and red pom pom.

Things required for ‘Santa Claus from paper plate’ craft are: a paper or foam plate, white sticker paper, red paper, lots of cotton balls (you may also make balls out of the cotton roll like we did, if you dont have ready made ones at home), scissors, goggly eyes, pencil, glue and red pom pom.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste the eyes at the back side of the plate.

Get your toddler/preschooler to paste the eyes at the back side of the plate.

Then get him/her to add the pompom ball below the eyes to represent the nose.

Then get him/her to add the pompom ball below the eyes to represent the nose.

While your little one is busy sticking the eyes and nose, draw and cut a cap and a mouth from the red paper and a long beard from the white sticker paper. Take the plate to measure the width.

While your little one is busy sticking the eyes and nose, draw and cut a cap and a mouth from the red paper and a long beard from the white sticker paper. Take the plate to measure the width.

Let your child stick the mouth now leaving space for the moustache.

Let your child stick the mouth, leaving space for the moustache.

Now add glue to the moustache area and let your little Santa add cotton balls there.

Now add glue to the moustache area and let your little Santa stick cotton balls there.

Peel off the cover of the sticker paper and with the sticky side facing up, get your little one to put the cotton balls on it. Its easier to do this on a sticker paper but you may choose to take a plain white sheet and add glue instead.

Peel off the cover of the sticker paper and with the sticky side facing up, get your little one to put the cotton balls on it. Its easier to do this on a sticker paper but you may choose to take a plain white sheet and add glue instead.

Now put some glue on the bottom strip of the cap and at the end of the cone for your baby to stick the balls.

Now put some glue on the bottom strip of the cap and at the end of the cone for your baby to stick the balls.

Once the cap and the beard is dry, paste them on the paper plate and your little Santa is ready!

Once the cap and the beard is dry, paste them on the paper plate and your little Santa is ready!

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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