Build A Santa Printable

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This Build a Santa printable is a fun paper craft for Christmas and a great way to keep the kids entertained while they wait for… well, Santa!

Simply print the free paper Santa template, cut the pieces out and stick together to build a jolly Santa Claus!


This post is part of the Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog – a celebration of everything Christmas and Winter. Now in its 8th year, the 2019 series is bigger and better, running from November through December 31st!

Free Printable Build A Santa Claus!

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Build A Snowman Printable

My Christmas characters, including this sweet Santa Claus, have been featured in festive printables over the years, but I’ve never turned them into buildable crafts… until now!

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Introducing Santa Claus!

My cute, chubby little characters are far from realistic – I go for cute when I create characters for my printables!

As with [most of] my printables, they are available in two paper sizes – A4 and US Letter (8.5″ x 11″)





Download your chosen printable from the list further down the page (they’re surrounded by a purple box), and print onto thick paper or thin card. Cut the pieces out, then build a Santa!

Included with this printable Santa craft are the following pieces:

  • Body (with eyes and rosy cheeks)
  • Nose with mustache and mouth
  • Arms
  • Feet
  • Hat
  • Beard
  • Santa Suit
  • Belt
Build A Santa Template Printable

I’ve created two sizes for Santa Claus: Regular size, which is what you see above, with all of the pieces on one sheet of paper (usually, this printable needed extra space!); and Large size with bigger pieces spread over several sheets.

The regular size printable is for children that are more skilled at cutting. The large size should be a lot easier for younger children. Or you could cut them out for them. Of course, you know your children, so will know what suits them best!

Build A Santa Large Printable
Cut pieces of Build A Santa

You can stick the pieces together if you wish using glue or tape. Or you could use a laminator and laminate the pieces and use them over and over again.

You could mount your Santa onto a larger piece of construction paper and use other craft materials to embellish it – furry material, glitter glue, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, tissue paper, for example.

Most of all, just have fun with this printable!

Assembled Santa Printable

Handy Crafting Supplies (on Amazon) to Build-a-Santa


Build A Santa Claus Printable

Build A Santa Printable Downloads

Paper Santa Template Large

Paper Santa Template Regular

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Other Buildable Characters!

I have lots of other buildable characters that you may like to download. These links open in the same tab/window, so just right-click to open in a new one and you’ll have them all ready to go!

Awesome free printable craft - Build A Santa Claus

The Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and the Winter Holidays! You can check out Create Christmas from 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013 and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!


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