Free Santa Crafts, Projects and Patterns

santawalk (8K)santchim (9K) Knit, color, paint, glue or assemble a host of cheerful Santa decorations for Christmas with these free Santa crafts.

To help you visualize what you’d be making, each Santa project includes a photo or picture of the finished craft project, plus full, clear instructions.

Paper Santa Crafts and Printable Santas

3D Paper Santa Ornaments
Get six paper Santas printed on one page, three ready to cut out and assemble, and three ready to color.

Lunch Bag Santa
How to make a Santa puppet from a paper lunch bag.

Paper Cone Santa
Learn how to make a paper Santa from a half-circle of paper shaped into a cone. Small versions make great Christmas decorations; larger versions can be worn as a hat.

Paper Santa Doorknob Hanger
Free templates from DLTK to make a paper doorknob Santa, or a craft foam version. (Popups on this site.)

Printable Santa Mask
A printable Santa mask for younger children.

Santa’s Activity Page
Loads of printable Christmas activities and Santa coloring pages.

Smiley Santa Collage
Print and cut out a smiley Santa template, then have kids decorate it with a variety of collage materials.

Light Bulb Santa Crafts

Lightbulb Santa
An old lightbulb becomes a jolly Santa with this free painting project.

Paper Mache Lightbulb Santa
A different twist on the lightbulb Santa theme from the crafty folks at Nicolecrafts.

Light Bulb Santa Ornament
Apply paper mache to a burned out light bulb and decorate as a Santa face to hang from your Christmas tree.

Free Santa Knitting Patterns

Knitted Santa
Knit a small, lovable Santa as a cuddly toy or homemade Christmas decoration.

Poof Santa Hat
An unusually textured Santa hat knitting pattern from Crystal Palace yarns.

Santa Ornament
Knitted Santa ornament stands about six inches high and is knitted in a tube shape.

Santa Claus Face Chart
A chart to help you knit a Santa face, or embroider it on a finished knitted sweater.

Shelf Sitter Santa and Mrs Santa
Experienced knitters will love the challenge of these two knitting patterns to make a shelf sitter Santa and a shelf sitter Mrs. Santa doll.

Miscellaneous Santa Crafts

Candy Jar Santa
Paint an ivy bowl as Santa’s face, and top it with a painted clay pot hat to make this candy jar Santa decoration.

Clothespin Santa Ornament
How to make clothespin santa ornaments with bendable chenille arms. (Some links on this page bring up ads for

Coffee Creamer Santa
Recycle a Carnation coffee creamer container to make this beautiful Santa decoration.

Craft Foam Santa Face
Free PDF file provides the pattern pieces to make a Santa face from craft foam sheets.

Paint Brush Santa
Turn an ordinary paint brush into a unique Santa craft.

Pony Bead Santa
Thread pony beads onto chenille stems to make a pony bead Santa ornament.

Santa Cutting Board
Turn a wooden cutting board into a whimsical Santa wall hanging craft.

Straw Broom Santa
Turn a large straw broom into a cheerful Santa to stand near your doorway.

Wooden Spoon Santa
A quick, affordable Santa to make from a wooden spoon.

Santa Crafts at Amazon

Down Santa Claus Lane


30 cross stitch charts of Victorian style Santas in a broad range of colors, displayed as various projects, such as framed pictures, pillows, stockings and ornaments.

Sequinned Santa Stocking – Felt Applique Kit

Everything needed to complete this jolly Santa stocking is included: printed felt, thread, yarn, sequins, beads, and step-by-step instructions.

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