How to Make Santa with Fluffy Beard Christmas Ornament

This kids craft with Santa and his fluffy beard will be your favorite decoration on the Christmas tree! This cheerful ornament is fun for preschoolers to make with everyday craft supplies. 

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

What do you love most about Santa? His rosy cheeks? His twinkling eyes? This activity puts the spotlight on his fabulous fluffy white beard.

Kids will love making this Santa - the colors and textures are an invitation they can't resist. 

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


Santa's beard kids craft


Santa craft with fluffy beard


Materials list

Jumbo chenille stem  (affiliate links provided for all products)

Craft foam sheet

  • Cut a circle 4 in.(10 cm) in diameter with a flat edge as shown in photo.
  • Make a hole on each side with a hole punch.

Small red pompom

  • If you don't have a red pompom, dip any small pompom in red craft paint

Red felt

  • Cut out a triangle for the hat.

Cotton balls

Craft eyes

Red craft paint

White glue or glue gun


Kids Christmas craft Santa ornament


Instructions for a Santa ornament

Step 1.

Cut the chenille stem to 12 in. (30 cm) in length. Push the two ends of the chenille stem through the holes in the foam circle.


Christmas ornament Santa craft for kids

Step 2.

Hook the ends together at the back to form a hanger.

Kids Christmas craft Santa with rosy cheeks


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

Step 3. Face

Gently pull cotton balls apart into wispy lengths to make the mustache.

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

Step 4. Hat

Glue fluffy cotton trim to the base of the felt triangle hat.

Glue a white pompom or small piece of cotton to the top of the hat.


Santa ornament craft for kids


Glue the hat to Santa's head.

This cheerful Santa is sure to be the main attraction on your Christmas tree this year.

But remember not to pull Santa's whiskers!



Santa craft with beard Christmas decoration



preschool Santa craft with jumbo chenille stem beard


This craft is shared at 30 Days of Homemade Kid Ornaments


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