Easy and simple crafts that my girls can have fun with and that are themed for the year are our jam!
This santa paper plate craft was a total hit and so much fun!
We’ve tried a couple cotton balls crafts before:
I’ll be sharing below how easy this craft work using cotton balls and water droppers was to put together and how you can go about trying this cotton wool craft out too!
Related: Looking for more easy Santa Crafts you can try out? Here are over 50 Santa Crafts and Activities for Kids!
And, that my friends is all you will need for this simple cotton balls DIY santa hat!
How to make a Santa Hat out of Paper
There are many fun and different ways of making a simple santa hat out of a paper plate or out of paper.
In fact, you can literally just grab a paper plate and cut it in a triangle shape and here comes the fun part:
Just draw all over it! Get creative and draw something epic and fun.
Then, use a holepuncher to create an open circle at the top of the triangle paper plate hat, and insert a piece of string.
This is a simple and very easy way to create santa hats!
The method we chose to work on this time around included a bit of arts and crafts, mixing colors (optional) and a fun activity all in one.
How to make Paper Plate Hats
Paper plate santa hats are very easy to make and when it involves a bit of water play, it becomes that much more fun!
Here are the steps I took to create an epix santa plate craft:
We used an inexpensive white paper plate.
Cut the paper plate so that the shape forms a triangle.
Then, glue or add on cotton balls from the tip of the paper plate hat to the bottom of the paper plate hat.
Then, add a squirt or two of liquid watercolors into a plastic cup with water. We used the color red as this is fitting for this santa hat craft.
Set these aside.
The fun part: Let your LO know that the very tip of the hat cotton ball must stay white and the bottom of the hat’s cotton balls must stay white as well.
Everything in between the top and bottom must become red with the liquid watercolors scooped up by the droppers 🙂
This is of course optional but a wonderful way to get those fine motor skills involved in this simple santa hat craft activity!
This was a fun and very easy way to craft a santa hat, turn it into a fine motor activity and have fun creating and playing while learning!
If you have any other paper plate hat ideas you’d like to share, please leave them in the comments below and maybe we can try it out too!
Related: Looking for more fun and easy Santa Crafts? Here are over 50 Santa Crafts + Activities for Kids!