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How To Make A Santa Card

Updated on November 24, 2017

How To Make A Santa Card 3-D Style!

Here's how to make a Santa card 3-D style with your kids this holiday season. If you love to give cards to your family and friends, and enjoy making these cards yourself, you are going to be pleased to find this step by step card making tutorial. And what better theme to decorate your card with than Santa Claus.

You and your kids can impress those closest to you with a beautiful homemade card. Crafters and DIYer's are talented people who enjoy making and giving out homemade items, so this card project for Christmas is perfect as a seasonal craft idea. Santa is one of the most iconic symbols of Christmas. He shares with everyone, hands out free gifts, and travels with magical reindeer around the world in one night. Everyone I know loves Santa and the generous spirit he shows us.

Santa is pictured as being a jolly, round fellow with a long white beard. He lives in the North Pole with many elves who help Santa make and prepare toys for children and they do this all year long to prepare for the round the world voyage on Christmas Eve.

We can send out e-cards at Christmas time, but which would you rather receive? A techno savvy e-card, or a beautiful homemade card that someone put love and effort into making just for you. I know I would much rather have the homemade card, it would be a gift in itself. Just knowing how much time, thought, and effort went into the making of that DIY card would make this holiday greeting extra special and dearly appreciated.

Yes, anyone can also buy a box of cards in stores but that's not quite the same as the heartwarming feeling you would get by giving and receiving a homemade Christmas card, and this Santa card is fun and easy to make when you follow the step-by-step picture tutorial I've put on this page.

Gather Your Card Making Supplies

Gather all the supplies you need to make a Santa card before you start your project
Gather all the supplies you need to make a Santa card before you start your project | Source

Be creative with your kids this Christmas and teach them how to thrill relatives and friends, plus have fun doing so, with this easy Santa card project. Here are the craft supplies you will need to make this homemade Santa Christmas card:

  • Card Stock Paper or Cardboard
  • Felt or Craft Foam in Red, Black, & Yellow
  • 2 Googly Eyes for each Santa card
  • Flexible Craft Wire (get the bendable type and you won't need pliers)
  • Pliers
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks (Parents should always handle the hot glue portion of any craft project so the kids don't get burnt.)

Read All The Steps In This Santa Card Making Tutorial Before You Begin The Project

Step One - Fold Your Card Stock

Fold your card stock or cardboard in half.  This is going to be the body of the Santa card itself.
Fold your card stock or cardboard in half. This is going to be the body of the Santa card itself.

Step Two - Cut The First Part Of Santa's Belt

Cut a piece of red felt or craft foam so it is the same width as the front of your card.  This piece should be about 1.5" to 2" wide.
Cut a piece of red felt or craft foam so it is the same width as the front of your card. This piece should be about 1.5" to 2" wide.

Step Three - Glue It To Your Card

Using the hot glue gun or some craft glue, glue the red strip of felt or craft foam across the bottom of your card.
Using the hot glue gun or some craft glue, glue the red strip of felt or craft foam across the bottom of your card.

Step Four - Cut The Next Piece Of Santa's Belt

Cut a piece of black felt or craft foam a bit smaller than you cut the red felt or foam in the step before this.  This is going to be the start of making Santa's belt.
Cut a piece of black felt or craft foam a bit smaller than you cut the red felt or foam in the step before this. This is going to be the start of making Santa's belt.

Step Four - Glue It To Your Card

Glue the black strip on top of the red strip leaving some red showing on the top and the bottom.
Glue the black strip on top of the red strip leaving some red showing on the top and the bottom.

Step Five - Cut Santa's Belt Buckle

Cut a small yellow rectangle out of the yellow felt or craft foam.  This should be about one quarter of the size of the black strip.  The yellow is going to be the buckle of Santa's belt on your homemade card.
Cut a small yellow rectangle out of the yellow felt or craft foam. This should be about one quarter of the size of the black strip. The yellow is going to be the buckle of Santa's belt on your homemade card.

Step Six - More Gluing

Glue the yellow felt/foam buckle onto the center of your black strip.  Cut a small rectangle of black foam or felt to the center of the yellow belt buckle and glue it into the middle of the yellow.
Glue the yellow felt/foam buckle onto the center of your black strip. Cut a small rectangle of black foam or felt to the center of the yellow belt buckle and glue it into the middle of the yellow.

Step Seven - Add Santa's Eyes

Your Santa card's belt is completed now, so move onto Santa's face.  Glue the two Googly eyes in place.
Your Santa card's belt is completed now, so move onto Santa's face. Glue the two Googly eyes in place.

Step Eight - Red Felt Makes A Perfect Nose For Santa

Cut a circle shape out of the red felt or craft foam.  This is going to be Jolly Old Santa's nose on your DIY card.
Cut a circle shape out of the red felt or craft foam. This is going to be Jolly Old Santa's nose on your DIY card.

Step Nine - No Craft Is Finished Until All The Gluing Is Done

Glue the circle into place on your card...right under the eyes in the center of your card.
Glue the circle into place on your card...right under the eyes in the center of your card.

Step Ten - Cotton Balls To Make Santa's Beard

I like using cotton balls to make Santa's beard on my cards.  It saves a lot of time but you can also use cotton strips and roll them into balls.
I like using cotton balls to make Santa's beard on my cards. It saves a lot of time but you can also use cotton strips and roll them into balls.

Step Eleven - Glue The Cotton Balls Onto Santa's Face

Glue the cotton balls onto your Santa card using your hot glue gun or craft glue.
Glue the cotton balls onto your Santa card using your hot glue gun or craft glue.

Step Twelve - More Cotton Balls

Keep adding cotton balls onto Santa's face to make him a full and fluffy beard.
Keep adding cotton balls onto Santa's face to make him a full and fluffy beard.

Step Thirteen - Make Glasses Out Of Flexible Wire

Take some thin flexible wire and shape them into a pair of glasses.  If you get thick wire you will need pliers to cut the wire and bend it into shape.  Thin wire can be cut with scissors.
Take some thin flexible wire and shape them into a pair of glasses. If you get thick wire you will need pliers to cut the wire and bend it into shape. Thin wire can be cut with scissors.

Step Fourteen - Glue The Glasses Onto Your Santa Card

Cut your wire glasses when you are done making them and glue them onto your Santa card.
Cut your wire glasses when you are done making them and glue them onto your Santa card.

Step Fifteen - Make A Santa Hat

Cut a Santa shape hat out of the red felt or craft foam with your scissors.  Your hat should be somewhat of a triangle shape.
Cut a Santa shape hat out of the red felt or craft foam with your scissors. Your hat should be somewhat of a triangle shape.

Step Sixteen - Glue Santa's Hat On

Glue the hat into place on your card.  Put it over the eyes and glasses, but leave some room under it for some more cotton balls.
Glue the hat into place on your card. Put it over the eyes and glasses, but leave some room under it for some more cotton balls.

Step Seventeen - Finish Up Gluing The Cotton

Glue more cotton balls to the face of your Santa card right under the hat edge and above the Googly eyes.
Glue more cotton balls to the face of your Santa card right under the hat edge and above the Googly eyes.

Step Eighteen - Add One Cotton Ball To The Tip Of Santa's Hat

Glue a cotton ball onto the very tip of your Santa card's hat.
Glue a cotton ball onto the very tip of your Santa card's hat.

Step Nineteen - Personalize Your Santa Card With A Special Message

When the Santa card is finished and the glue is dried write in a special Christmas message to the person you have made this special craft card for.
When the Santa card is finished and the glue is dried write in a special Christmas message to the person you have made this special craft card for.

The Finished Homemade Santa Card

Here is what your beautiful Santa card will look like when you are done.  Be proud of yourself...you have crafted a lovely holiday card that will make someone you love very happy!
Here is what your beautiful Santa card will look like when you are done. Be proud of yourself...you have crafted a lovely holiday card that will make someone you love very happy!

Craft Supplies To Make A 3-D Santa Card For Christmas

 
 
 
Cardboard/Cardstock
Felt/Foam - Red, Yellow, Black
Flexible Wire
Scissors
Glue - Craft or Hot Glue
Googly Eyes
Cotton Balls
Pliers - Optional
Pen - To Write A Personalized Message in Your Homemade Card

Your Santa card project is complete but you still feel like making more homemade cards, don't you? I don't blame you now that you know how super easy it is to craft beautiful holiday cards for your friends and your family. What is more fun around the holidays than creating personalized gifts and cards for those you love, and you get to share this wonderful craft experience with your kids. Have fun making tons of homemade cards and have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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