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Coffee Filter Santa Craft

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This Coffee Filter Santa is such a cute Christmas craft for kids and adults to make together.

In about 30 minutes, transform coffee filters, clothespins, and glitter glue into Santa Claus.

It would look super cute clipped to a gift bag or as a Christmas tree ornament!

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Hand holding one completed coffee filter santa craft and another sitting on evergreen sprig.

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Coffee Filter Santa Christmas Craft

Aren’t these Santas adorable? That little painted face and hat with a big white beard. I think they are just the cutest thing!

Kids of all ages will have fun creating their very own Santa Claus made out of coffee filters and clothespins.

Coffee filter crafts are perfect for preschool and kindergarten children.The kids can help with decorating his beard and even painting the clothespins.

Finished Santa craft made with coffee filter and clothespin.

While waiting for good ol’ St. Nick to dry, keep younger children occupied with our printable Christmas coloring pages and activities.

If you are making these with younger children, you may need to assist with cutting and assembly. Older kids may be able to complete this Christmas craft project on their own with adult supervision. 

And of course, this is a fun and easy Christmas craft for adults too.

Use these to clip onto holiday gift bags and boxes. You could also attach some twine or ribbon and hang them up as decorations too.

Do I Have To Use Hot Glue?

I recommend using a hot glue gun because it makes the craft more durable, especially if you use it for an ornament. Plus, it dries quicker. 

However, if you are making this with younger children, you may want an alternative to hot gluing. 

You may try using tacky craft glue (that’s my favorite one to use), but your santas will need additional drying time and the hat pom pom may fall off easier.

Coffee Filter Santa Craft Supplies:

If you don’t have these materials on hand, you can find them at the Dollar Tree Store, on Amazon, or wherever you prefer to shop for crafting supplies. 

Coffee filters, paint, clothespins, pom poms, pipe cleaners, scissors, and glue gun set out for crafting.

How to Make Coffee Filter Santas

Flatten out your round coffee filters and then fold each one in half.

Apply clear glitter glue in a swirl pattern over the entire folded coffee filter and set aside to dry.

Tutorial showing how to fold coffee filters and apply glitter glue.

Paint the bottom one-third of the clothespin (the clippy part) with flesh tone craft paint. Then paint the top two-thirds of the clothespin with red craft paint. 

Craft supplies set out and showing how to paint clothespins.

Draw a mustache shape on white card stock and cut it out with scissors. 

Glue the mustache to the bottom of clothespin and glue the googly eyes just above the mustache. 

Cut a one-inch long piece of a white chenille stem (aka pipe cleaner) and glue it around the clothespin where the red and flesh tone paint meet. 

Attaching googly eyes and pom poms to clothespin with hot glue gun.

Glue pom pom to top of clothespin. Then, outline the mustache with clear glitter glue and set aside to dry.

Once the glitter glue is dry, clip the clothespin Santa head onto the coffee filter beard.

Two completed crafts. Hand holding one and the other in the background with decorative evergreen.

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Finished Santa craft made with coffee filter and clothespin.

Coffee Filter Santa Craft

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this adorable Coffee Filter Santa craft with the kids. This fun DIY Christmas decoration is done in about 30 minutes.

Materials

  • Round White Coffee Filters
  • Clear Glitter Glue
  • White Chenille Stems
  • Wooden Spring Clothespins
  • White Tinsel Pom Pom
  • Small Googly Eyes
  • Flesh Tone Craft Paint
  • Red Craft Paint
  • White Cardstock paper

Tools

  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush

Instructions

    1. Flatten out your round coffee filters and then fold each one in half.
    2. Apply clear glitter glue in a swirl pattern over the entire folded coffee filter and set aside to dry.
    3. Paint the bottom one-third of the clothespin (the clippy part) with flesh tone craft paint.
    4. Paint the top two-thirds of the clothespin with red craft paint. 
    5. Draw a mustache shape on white cardstock and cut it out with scissors. 
    6. Glue the mustache to the bottom of clothespin and glue the googly eyes just above the mustache. 
    7. Cut a one-inch long piece of a white chenille stem (aka pipe cleaner) and glue it around the clothespin where the red and flesh tone paint meet. 
    8. Glue pom pom to top of clothespin. 
    9. Outline mustache with clear glitter glue and set aside to dry.
    10. Once the glitter glue is dry, clip the clothespin Santa head onto the coffee filter beard.

Notes

Clip finished Santa onto gifts or Christmas tree. Attach twine or ribbon to the back to hang for decoration.

Drying time and project completion time may vary.

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