Rocking Paper Plate Santa

It’s time for a wonderful DIY with Santa – let’s make a rocking Santa out of a paper plate!

We’ve shaken up our paper plate penguins so we’re adding even more wobbling characters to our collection, we love it when our paper plate creations have a special touch!

Cute Santa Craft Rocking Paper Plate for Kids.  A super fun Christmas craft idea for kids to make.  #Christmascraftsforkids #Paperplatecraftsforkids #Santacraftsforkids*this post contains affiliate links*

We love to give dimension to our paper plate creations, and even more so when it comes to creating Christmas paper plates.

Why make a regular Santa paper plate (well, we’ve made a few already) when you can make one that almost doubles as a toy! Or an ornament even if you hang it on a string – cute classroom or home decoration if you ask us.

This little guy isn’t just for doing and looking, when done you can push him and he’ll rock left and right and even slightly forward or backward depending on how you push him.

Ready to make this one? It’s super easy (and if you have kids of different ages you can try making different characters, Santa is a bit more complex because of his beard, but you can make a penguin or a reindeer out of younger children, it’s easy).

Let’s get to Christmas crafting!

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How to make a Santa Rocker Paper Plate

What do you need:

  • paper plate (a paper plate will make two Santas)
  • Red paint
  • beige paper (or beige paint)
  • white paper
  • black paper (or black paint)
  • wiggly or googly eye stickers
  • glue (older kids can also use a paper plate stapler)
  • the scissors

Having everything? let’s do santa claus

Watch the video tutorial

Follow the tutorial step by step

Paint the paper plate red.

Let the paint dry.

Fold the paper plate in half and cut it into two halves.

One half is enough to make a Santa Rocker Paper Plate.

Fold into a cone shape, apply glue to one end and glue the other end to it (making a cone shape).

Press together and wait for the glue to set. We usually use a clothespin to hold the shape together while the glue dries and move on to the other stages of the craft.

Older children who already know how to handle the stapler safely can use one for this step.

Cut or punch a circle out of beige paper.

Also cut out a rectangle – it should be as wide as a circle (no need to

Trim the beard to give it a festive Santa Claus look.

Glue the beige circle to the cone of the paper plate.

Glue on the beard, on the circle.

Cut a strip of black paper…

…and stick it on Santa Claus. Of course we realized, after doing that, that it was better to glue the strip of paper first and then the beard ;).

You can also draw the black belt.

Cut off any extra paper.

Cut a strip of white paper and stick it on the head.

Glue two googly eyes.

And a red pompom for the nose.

Cut out a small white circle (you can also use a white pompom with a dot of glue).

Glue it on top of the Santa Rocker Paper Plate.

Cute Santa Claus Rocking Paper Plate

Santa Craft Rocking Paper Plate

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More information about Rocking Paper Plate Santa

Time for a wonderful Santa craft – let’s make a rocking paper plate santa!
We rocked our paper plate penguins, so we are adding even more wobbling characters to our collection, we do love when our paper plate crafts have a special twist!
*this post contains affiliate links*
We do love to give dimension to our paper plate crafts, and even more so when it comes to making Christmas paper plate crafts.
Why make a regular paper plate Santa (well, we already made a few of those) when you can make one that almost doubles up as a toy! Or an ornament even if you hang it on a string – pretty cute classroom or home decoration if you ask us.
This little fellow isn’t just for making and watching, once done you can push it and it will rock left and right and even slightly forward or backward, depending on how you push it.
Ready to make this one? It’s super easy (and if you have kids of different ages, you can try making different characters, Santa is a bit more complex due to it’s beard, but you can make a penguin or a reindeer with younger kids, easy peasy).
Let’s get Christmas crafting!

How to Make a Rocking Paper Plate Santa
What you need:
paper plate (one paper plate will make two Santa’s)
red paint
beige paper (or beige paint)
white paper
black paper (or black paint)
wiggle eye stickers or googly eyes
glue (older kids can also use stapler for the paper plate)
scissors
Have everything? Let’s make Santa’s
Watch the Video Tutorial

Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Paint the paper plate red.
Let the paint dry.
Fold the paper plate in half and cut it into two halves.
One half is enough to make one rocking paper plate Santa.
Fold into a cone, apply glue on one end and glue the other end on top of it (making a cone shape).
Press together and wait for the glue to set. We usually use a clothespin to hold the shape together while the glue is drying and move on with other steps of the craft.
Older kids that already know how to safely handle the stapler, can use one for this step.
Cut or punch a circle out of beige paper.
Also cut a rectangle – it needs to be as wide as a circle (no need for
Trim the beard so it gets a festive Santa look.
Glue the beige circle on the paper plate cone.
Glue on the beard, on the circle.
Cut a strip of black paper…
…and glue it on the Santa. Naturally we realised, after we did this, it would be better to first glue the paper strip and then the beard ;).
You can also draw the black belt.
Cut off any extra paper.
Cut a strip of white paper and glue it over the head.
Stick on two googly eyes.
And a red pom pom for the nose.
Cut a small white circle (alternatively you could also use a white pom pom with a glue dot).
Stick it on top of the rocking paper plate Santa.

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