Do you remember making accordion crafts as a kid? They were always some of my favorites! I wanted to recreate that fun with my kids, so we have a new series of accordion crafts to share with you all, starting with this adorable Santa Christmas Accordion Craft!
Santa Christmas Accordion Craft
Isn’t he just adorable?! The template makes it super easy to put together and you can use colored construction paper, like we did, or use white and color him in to make him extra unique!
To get started, you’ll want to grab the template found at the end of this post to get started, along with a few other simple supplies:
Cardstock or Construction Paper
Start by downloading and printing out the free template found below. Following the instructions at the top of each template page, print out the template using tan, white, black, yellow, pink, and red construction paper. After your template is printed, carefully cut out each piece.
If you’d rather, you can use the template to trace the pieces onto your colored construction paper or print it all onto white cardstock and color in your template pieces.
After cutting everything out, assemble your santa character and glue the pieces in place. Begin with the large red piece, which will be his coat. Center the curvy white piece down the middle of the coat, vertically. Then position the black belt on the lower third of the coat. Glue the yellow “buckle” in the center of the belt and then the smaller black shape in the center of the yellow piece to finish off the belt.
While the coat is drying, begin working on Santa’s head. Position his beard and mustache over his pink “nose” and the red “mouth” pieces, gluing everything in place. Then glue on Santa’s eyebrows, followed by the red hat piece. Finally, finish off Santa’s head by adding in the white trim and ball of his hat.
Allow that to dry and then glue Santa’s head to his coat.
After everything is fully dry, add in some eyes with your black marker and give Santa his “rosy cheeks” with a pink crayon.
Next, cut out four, 2 inch wide strips of red construction paper. Carefully fold each piece, alternating the direction back and forth, creating an accordion fold.
After folding all four strips, glue them to the back of Santa’s body, positioning them to create two arms and two legs.
And that’s it! Find somewhere special to display your Santa and stay tuned for the rest of his accordion friends!
To get started, click the button below to grab the free Santa Christmas Accordion Craft template.
And don’t forget to grab the rest of the printable templates in this series!