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Santa Calendar Duct Tape Project

Santa Calendar Duct Tape Project
Santa Calendar Duct Tape Project
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Let the kids combine their love for Christmas and duct tape crafting with this fun Santa Calendar Duct Tape Project. Made mostly from Duck Tape with a Styrofoam base this is an easy Christmas craft for the kids. This is even a DIY advent calendar craft where the kids can trim Santa's beard each day closer to Christmas. You could even do the opposite where the kids add to Santa's beard as Christmas approaches. Either way, this is a unique way to countdown to the holidays, and you won't be able to find an advent calendar quite this creative in any store. Duct tape crafts are always popular with the kids especially since duct tape comes in all kinds of patterns and colors. Make this easy Santa Clause craft for Christmas this year.

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsMixed Media

Primary TechniqueMixed Media



Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School, Pre-Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Duck Tape
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Pen
  • 8 inch Foam Ball
  • Crafting Board

Santa Calendar Duct Tape Project


  1. Cut your foam ball in half. Ask help from an adult if needed. 

  2. Cover your foam ball in Duck Tape®.

  3. Make the features of Santa’s face. Trace a coin for the eyes and nose and cut Santa's face from a 10 in. piece of tape. 

  4. Put your Santa's face together.

  5. Place Santa's face onto the covered foam ball you made in step 1.

  6. To make the hat, cover the top half in Duck Tape® but leave a 1.5 in. space in between the hat and the face. 

  7. For Santa’s hat, draw and cut out a cloud shape on a piece of Duck Tape®. Set this aside.

  8. Make a piece of Duck Tape® fabric that is 9 in. wide and 10 in. tall.

  9. Draw the triangle on your Duck Tape® fabric and cut it out. 

  10. Attach the cloud shape from step 7 to the top of your triangle for the hat and tape the hat to the back of Santa's head.

  11. For Santa's beard, cut 4 in. long pieces of Duck Tape® and fold these in half. You will need about 80 pieces.

  12. Form your strips into loops and tape it to Santa's face. Make sure to fill up his beard and the area between his hat and face.

  13. For the chains that hang from Santa’s beard, cut a 7 in. long piece of Duck Tape®, fold it in half lengthwise and make it into a loop.

  14. Repeat step 12 until you have 5 chains with 5 links on each chain. 

  15. Hang the chains from the bottom of Santa’s beard. These are the links you will cut for each day in December.

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This is such a neat idea! Advent calendars are a staple in our home during the holidays, and this is a cute variation to try with the kids.


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