🎶 You better watch out, You better not cry
You better not pout I'm telling you why
… Santa Claus is coming to town! 🎶
Who’s excited about Christmas? (Aside from me, lol!) I think everyone is, especially kids!
So today, we are going to share an early Christmas craft for preschoolers! Learn how to make your own Rocking Santa Craft and find out how to get a free copy of the printable template in this blog post.
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Santa Claus has been a popular Christmas icon since the early 19th century. From St.Nicholas to Sint Nikolaas till it became Sinter Klaas and evolved to what we know today as Santa Claus, the man in red never failed to excite children with his gifts and toys. Kids immediately associate Christmas with this jolly man, so to surprise them with an early Christmas craft you can try making a Rocking Santa Craft with them today! Here’s how:
Materials for the Rocking Santa Craft:
- Print & Go Rocking Santa Craft
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Procedure for creating your own Rocking Santa Craft:
Step 1 Download and print our Print & Go Rocking Santa Craft. You can choose from the colored and black-and-white versions included in the printable.
Step 2 Using a scissor, cut the red half-circle and fold it in half. Follow the outline in folding it. Then, use glue to close the left side, leaving the curved bottom part open.
Step 3 Cut out Santa’s parts! It includes his head, hat, belt, and arms/sleeves.
Step 4 Let’s assemble the bottom part first. Attach the white lining at the bottom of his clothes. Next, glue his belt at the middle part, following the broken lines as a guide.
Step 5 Attach Santa’s head to the top of the triangle. Next, add his red Christmas hat!
Step 6 Santa is almost complete! All we need to add are his arms and sleeves. Glue the red sleeves on both sides, then attach the hands at the end of each sleeve.
Now your Rocking Santa craft is complete! Slightly open the bottom part to make it stand. Then tap the sides lightly to keep it rocking back and forth!
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What will your child get in making the Rocking Santa Craft?
As your preschooler cut, fold, pick up small parts of this craft, and put them together, he is already practicing his fine motor skills! How? As they work on this skill, their hand muscles get the "practice" they need to become stronger and increase their dexterity. Without knowing, these simple activities will help them a lot in the future! Though working on a single craft like the Rocking Santa craft will not make them good instantly, consistent practice with more of our interesting printables and templates will certainly help them learn faster!
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