This styrofoam Santa craft was created because we needed a new homemade Christmas decoration for our mantel!  Coupled with the styrofoam reindeer craft it's a fantastic decoration.  With a a styrofoam ball, felt, cotton balls, paint and glue your kids can make this great Christmas craft too!

What you'll need:

  • Medium sized styrofoam ball
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft paint: white and flesh colored
  • White and pink pom poms
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 full sheets of red felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Paint brush
  • Serrated knife
How to make your Styrofoam Santa Craft
  • Use the serrated knife to cut a small portion off one end of the ball so that it sits still.
  • Paint the majority of the styrofoam ball white.  Paint a portion of the ball flesh-colored in a "U" shape for Santa's face.
  • To make the hat, grab a corner of the felt piece and loosely wrap the sheet of felt into a cone.  The base of the cone should be large enough to sit on Santa's head (with enough excess felt to allow you to glue it securely to the styrofoam ball).  Glue a white pom pom to the tip of the hat.
  • Glue a line of white pom poms along the base of the hat.
  • Glue cotton balls around the "face" portion of the styrofoam ball.  Continue gluing cotton balls around the entire ball.
  • Glue two googly eyes on the face.  Cut a cotton ball in half and glue each half over one eye as eyebrows.
  • Glue on a pink pom pom under the eyes as a nose.  (*Tip: I found that the pom pom was a little too big and fuzzy to be the nose on it's own.  I cut away some of the fuzz of the pom pom and it ended up looking a bit better). 
  • Stretch out a cotton ball and glue it under the nose as a mustache.