How to Make a Santa with a Fluffy Beard Christmas Ornament

What do you love most about Santa? His rosy cheeks? His twinkling eyes? This activity puts the spotlight on his fabulous fluffy white beard. This Santa ornament will be your favorite decoration on the Christmas tree this year!

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"The beard on his chin was as white as the snow."

Everyone will want a close up look at your Santa with a fluffy beard. But remind visitors not to tug on the whiskers!

Santa with a fluffy beard Christmas ornament



  • Curly Chenille Pipe Cleaner - cut to 12 in. (30cm) in length

     I bought these at a Michaels craft store but you can buy thick chenille stems online.


  • Craft foam sheet-: Cut a circle 4 in.(10 cm) in diameter; poke holes on both sides.
  • Small red pompom: or dip a pink pompom in red paint as we did!            
  • Cotton balls: Pull apart to make the mustache and hat trim.
  • Red felt: Cut a triangle for the hat.
  • Craft eyes
  • Washable red finger paint

Santa with a fluffy beard Christmas ornament

1. Push the two ends of the chenille stem through the holes in the foam circle.

Santa with a fluffy beard Christmas ornament

2. Hook the ends together at the back to form a hanger for the Christmas tree.

Santa with a fluffy beard craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

"His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry."

3. Glue a strip of fluffy cotton onto the face for the mustache.

4. Dip a cotton swab in red paint and dab onto the face to make cheeks and a mouth.
                                               - or -

    Help your child finger paint the cheeks!

5. Glue the trim to the hat.

Santa with a fluffy beard Christmas ornament craft - Preschool Toolkit

6. Glue the hat and craft eyes to the face and your Santa is done!


This cheerful Santa with the fluffy beard will be the main attraction on your Christmas tree this year!

Find this post and ideas from other creative bloggers at 30 Days of Homemade Kid Ornaments


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Santa Hat Christmas Ornament from Buggy and Buddy

Frosty the Snowman Ornament from the Resourceful Mama

Homemade Time Capsule Ornament from Playdough and Popsicles

LEGO Initial Christmas Ornament from Raising Little Superheroes


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