We love this quick and easy kids Christmas craft, and this is a super quick and cute craft that can you can do anytime with basic supplies that you already have on hand. I don’t know about your house, but around here we have dozens of leftover cardboard tubes, from toilet paper, from paper towels, they make the easiest base for a quick and simple kids Christmas craft. I sat down with my daughter to make these adorable Santas and Snowmen and it only took about a half an hour total.

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

The Supplies you’ll need are super simple. Just some used Cardboard Tubes (if you have long ones, cut in half), a pen or pencil, glue stick (or tape), dark marker, red construction paper and scissors.

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

This kids Christmas craft is so easy, I literally let my four-year-old do all of the work.

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman
First, measure and cut the construction paper to fit the cardboard roll.
 

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman
Then, draw your ‘brick’ or block pattern with horizontal and alternating vertical lines.
 

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman
Next, draw and cut out Santa’s Trousers and boots. (You can use black paper for the boots, or simply colour them in as we did).
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Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman
So, now you’ve got all of your pieces ready for assembly.




Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman
Glue the brick pattern to the roll, and the boots to the trousers
Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

Glue the tousers to the roll, and voila! Santa’s stuck in the Chimney!

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

For the snowman you’ll simply need slightly different supplies, use orange construction paper (or an orange marker) for the nose, and red tape or ribbon for the scarf.

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

Kids Christmas Craft - Cardboard Tube Santa & Snowman

 

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