A Coat Hanger Santa Craft and Decoration {So Cute!}

This was such a fun craft to make with the kids. I love that the hanger doubles as a Christmas decoration. Just place it on a doorknob and enjoy the Christmas Cheer he brings. Come on in and I’ll share my simple  “how-to” on this Make A Cute Santa Craft Out of A Coat Hanger. – Easy Kid’s Craft for Christmas

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Santa Craft for Kids to Make

If you are looking for fun Christmas crafts, you might want to check out my other ideas, like – a Christmas angel ornament made from a snack bag and cotton balls, Rudolph Lollipop craft, or melted snowman Salt Dough Ornament – so cute!

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Tips and Tricks for making this Santa Craft with preschoolers or young kids:

  • If you are doing this Santa Craft with younger kids, prep these Santas by doing the first 2 steps beforehand and by having all of the shapes cut out of the felt
  • cut out anything that seems like it might be frustrating for a preschooler to do on their own
  • use a glue that is tacky and will bond quickly
  • try to avoid working with hot glue. If you must use hot glue, get a low-temperature glue gun
  • Fabri-Tac is a great hot glue alternative
  • the tip of the hanger can be sharp. You may want to tape that off to avoid any kind of cuts or scrapes

Making Crafts with Preschoolers and Young Children:

Prepping crafts ahead of time is always the key to working with preschoolers and young children. They don’t mind if they only do 1 or 2 steps. They still feel very accomplished with the finished product and will take full credit for their adorable craft.

More Christmas Crafts for Kids

Are you ready to make this cute Santa Craft? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need…


  • A white wire hanger
  • White stockings – I found knee-high stockings for under $1 at Wal-Mart
  • Twist ties
  • 2 Small pink pom-poms
  • 1 medium-sized red pom-pom
  • Large googly eyes
  • Red felt
  • White Felt
  • Cotton Balls
  • Glue – Use a nice strong glue like a warm glue gun or Fabri-tac glue to avoid drying time

How do you make this Santa Craft?


  • *If you are worried about the tip of the hanger being a sharp edge, you can wrap it in masking tape or duct tape
  • pull the hanger into a diamond shape
  • Have the kids pull the sock up over the bottom of the diamond – all the way up to the hook – secure the sock with a twist tie
  • Now, you can use the Fabri-tac glue or another tacky glue to adhere the eyes, nose, and cheeks
  • Cut a mustache out of the white felt and glue that down
  • measure the top half of the diamond and cut a triangle out of the red that will cover the surface – glue to secure
  • Add cotton balls all around the rim of the hat, the beard part of the face, and 1 at the top of the red

That’s it! Hang and enjoy. 🙂 Merry Christmas

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

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