Build A Santa Advent Calendar Craft for Kids

December is just a few short days away, and that means Christmas is just around the corner. My kids are already counting down the days to Christmas! Are yours? Well, let’s help them keep track of the days with a fun and easy Santa Advent Calendar Craft!

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A picture of a completed Santa advent calendar craft.

Build-A-Santa Advent Calendar Craft

The Build-A-Santa Advent Calendar comes with free printable templates. There are 4 free templates included in the download. There is 1 black and white version and 3 color versions. The color templates include 3 different skin tones.


  • Santa Advent Calendar Template craft template PDF (download form is below)
  • White printing paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls or pompoms
  • Coloring supplies if printed in black and white
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Christmas color by letter activity for reviewing uppercase and lowercase letters.

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How To Make The Santa Advent Calendar Craft

  • Print out the color or the black and white version of the Santa craft.
  • Cut out the Santa pieces.
  • Glue the pieces together.
A picture showing the Santa Advent Calendar Craft for kids to create for the countdown to Christmas.

How to Put Together Your Sant Advent Calendar Craft

After the template is printed, and colored in if using the black and white version, it is time to put the Santa Advent Calendar together.

1. Cut out the Santa hat.


2. Cut out the face.


3. Cut out the beard.

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4. Glue the Santa hat on the face above the eyes.


5. Glue the beard on the face, centering the nose below the eyes.


6. Glue one cotton ball a day between December 1st and December 25th

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Christmas Learning Activities

There are a ton of great ways to tie in seasonal fun with learning. Look at these ideas, activities, and printables to keep the fun and learning going!

Sensory Play Ideas

Give this super simple Christmas Sensory Bin a try. It is perfect for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten-aged kids.

Literacy Ideas

These Gingerbread Alphabet Letter Recognition are a fun and engaging way for preschool and kindergarten-aged kids to build practice letter identification of uppercase and lowercase letters.

Christmas Color by Letter worksheets make reviewing and practicing the letters of the alphabet fun!

Science Ideas

Looking for a simple STEM activity to do with the kids? This Build the Tallest Shelf for the Elf STEM Challenge from the Mom Brite looks like such a fun activity!

Math Ideas

This hands-on and interactive Christmas Snap Cube Math Center is great for young kids to practice counting and build fine motor skills.

You may also like to try out this Math Snowman Counting Activity. It is a fun and engaging way for young kids to practice number recognition and counting.

Free Build A Santa Advent Calendar Craft Template

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