This is a super cute easy origami Santa, but it comes in two parts. You will first fold two separate pieces, then glue them together. I realize this makes it more paper craft and less origami, but I think they are so cute I couldn’t resist. The best part is you could take this video and use green paper and make an elf. It’s a duel use idea.
What you’ll need to make this simple Origami Santa (if you don’t have these items you can “Pin it” for later using any image on the screen)
- 2 pieces of square paper red on one side and white on the other (I use 3″x3″)
- the video above (of course)
- a glue stick
- a surface that you can clean glue off of (do not make this on a table cloth)
I used this Santa in the very cool images for my Christmas Movie Chocolate Movie Game, you can check those out there. And seriously we all ned to watch more happy Christmas movies during the season.
After I made this video and had several paper Santa’s lying around, I realized that I should give ideas of how to use an origami Santa. He’s fun to make and that in and of itself is great, but sometimes we need to actually do something with the finished origami (thankfully it’s always recyclable–let’s hear it for sustainable hobbies!)
Some ideas for uses that might apply to
- paste to blank card stock cut in half to make a simple handmade Christmas card
- Make about 50 of them and place them on the Christmas tree like the annual Origami Tree at The American Museum of Natural History in NY.
- Keep the Santa head and Santa body separate and place a scavenger hint match game with the kids
- Make them with 3″x 3″paper to make mini versions and glue them to printable blank gift tag
- Make 22 of them and glue to a flat ring for a Santa origami wreath
- Place one on a paper napkin ring for a fun Christmas table decoration
- Use gift wrap to make a very large Santa origami and put it on your cupboards for holiday decorations.
- Lastly make a Santa Christmas mobile decoration with several different types of Santas folded from paper
Hope you have as much fun making him as I did. For other Christmas and Christmas origami ideas check out these post: