Toilet Paper Roll Santa Claus

Are your children excited for Christmas? Let the kids recycle toilet paper rolls and create the coolest little toilet paper rolls Santa style. This is an easy and fun Christmas activity that even preschoolers will love! Younger kids will need a little help but this just means you can turn this into a joint project, perfect for creating wonderful memories.

Just follow our simple step-by-step instructions and your Christmas toilet paper roll craft will be done in no time.

Santa toilet paper roll

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Toilet roll crafts are perfect for kids’ crafts, they’re versatile, inexpensive and a great touch when it comes to recycling.

Santa roll toilet paper

Use our tutorial as inspiration to make your own; You don’t have to use cotton balls, you can use paper instead.

We’ll share even more ideas at the end of the guide.

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How to make Santa toilet paper rolls

What you need:

  • pencil
  • drag
  • glue
  • paper roll
  • black paper
  • White paper
  • colored paper (red, yellow, pink)
  • cotton balls
  • two innocent eyes
  • a red pom-pom

Step-by-step instructions

Have your child apply glue to the roll of paper and wrap a piece of red paper around it.

Step 1

To create Santa’s clothes, have them cut a strip of white paper and glue it to a toilet paper roll.

Step 2


Next, cut a black strip to make a belt, apply glue and attach it to Santa’s body.

Step 3

The belt needs a buckle, so have the kids cut a smaller yellow rectangle and glue it to the belt.

Step 4

Now, you will need to cut a smaller rectangle from the black paper and glue that onto the yellow piece.

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Step 5

Santa’s head

Children need to cut a larger rectangle from yellow or other skin-colored paper and glue it to the top of the toilet paper roll.

Step 6

Christmas hat

Ask them to cut a half circle out of red paper. This part is a bit difficult for young children. To adapt this Santa craft for kids, have them cut out a triangle and glue it onto the roll of paper (skip making the paper cone).

Step 7

Make a paper cone by bending a half circle and taping the ends together to form a cone.

Step 8

The hat is almost finished. Have the children stick it on Santa’s body (using tape is easiest).

Step 9

It’s time to use cotton balls. Have your child glue a piece to the bottom of the hat.

Step 10

Santa’s beard

To make Santa’s beard, take more cotton balls, spread glue around Santa’s face and attach the cotton balls.

Step 11


Ask the children to put glitter eyes on Santa’s face.

Step 12

Cheeks and nose

Santa Claus will look great if children cut out (or draw) two small round cheeks with pink paper, glue them on and then attach a red pom-pom for Santa’s nose.

Step 13

Watch your hands

Ask the child to cut a red strip, apply a little glue to its end and attach a cotton ball to it.

Step 14

Glue the arm to the back of the scroll.

Step 15

They will need to repeat this process to create the other side.

Step 16

Have the kids make a small ball out of cotton balls (or use a white pom pom) and glue it to the top of Santa’s hat.

Step 17

Toilet paper roll Santa is ready!

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Santa toilet paper roll idea

Here are some more ideas on how you can make toilet paper crafts for Santa.

If you cut a small circle (or square) in the bottom, it will look like your Santa has legs.

Santa Claus looks super cute with rosy cheeks. Use a hole punch and create small pink circles that kids can glue onto their crafts.

You can also use a Q-tip and dip it in pink paint to make cheeks.

If you want to make things even easier, you can do Santa’s head and skip the red coat.

Red or pink pom poms are perfect for Santa’s nose.

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