Christmas Kids' Craft: Walnut Santa Ornament

Some of the sweetest Christmas tree ornaments are the ones made by the littlest crafters. This retro kids' craft is a whimsical and fun interpretation of Santa Claus that can be made with common craft supplies in just a few minutes.
Walnut Santa Ornament

Walnut Santa Ornament

Perfect for the littlest crafters, this easy project uses materials you probably already have on hand. You and the kiddos can turn a bag of walnuts into a whole tree-full of everyone's favorite elf in no time flat.

Perfect for the littlest crafters, this easy project uses materials you probably already have on hand. You and the kiddos can turn a bag of walnuts into a whole tree-full of everyone's favorite elf in no time flat.

By:

Materials Needed:

  • whole walnuts in the shell
  • craft eyes
  • red construction paper
  • cotton balls
  • small red pompom
  • metal ornament hooks
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks or white school glue
  • scissors
  • clothespin or binder clip

Make Paper Santa Hat

With scissors, cut red construction paper into a half-circle with an approximate 3" diameter (Image 1). Twist paper into a cone shape, glue in place and trim if necessary. Allow hat to dry if using white school glue. Tip: When using school glue, hold hat's shape while drying by pinning with a clothespin, paperclip or binder clip.

Cutting Paper Hat For Handmade Walnut Santa Ornament

Cutting Paper Hat For Handmade Walnut Santa Ornament

With scissors, cut red construction paper into a half-circle with an approximate 3" diameter. Twist the paper into a cone shape, glue in place and trim if necessary. Allow hat to dry if using white school glue. When using school glue, hold the hat's shape while drying by pinning with a clothespin, paperclip or binder clip.

Affix Hanger and Embellishments

Bend a wire ornament hook into a ring on one end. Insert wire ends into tip of hat and glue in place (Image 1). Glue hat onto walnut (Image 2). Pinch off a small piece of white cotton ball, pull apart to separate it, then glue to bottom of hat (Images 3 and 4). Attach another small piece of cotton ball to top of hat and allow all glue to dry (Image 5).

Make Santa Face

Glue craft eyes, red pompom nose and a cotton ball beard to walnut to make Santa's face (Image 1). Attach another ornament hook to wire ring glued to top of hat and hang finished ornament on Christmas tree (Image 2).

Keep Reading

Next Up

Kids' Craft: Bird Seed Christmas Ornaments

For the holidays, don't just decorate the Christmas tree inside your house. Make these birdseed ornaments to add color to bare winter trees and treat hungry feathered friends to a snack. This is a great project for kids and to give as gifts to your favorite nature lovers.

Christmas Kids' Craft: Yarn Ball Ornaments

Cover inexpensive foam balls with yarn to create a trendy, rustic Christmas ornament.

Easy-to-Craft Wooden Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

These gingerbread cookie ornaments, made out of wood and paint, look as festive as the real thing, but can be enjoyed for many Christmases to come. Kids will love helping out with this fun and easy holiday craft.

Kids' Craft: Scentilicious Cinnamon Ornaments

Enjoy all the fun of making Christmas cookies without all the fat and calories! These (non-edible) fragrant and festive cinnamon ornaments are a must-make kid-friendly Christmas craft that will have you rolling, baking and decorating.  

Kids' Craft: Make a Pom-Pom Christmas Garland

Kids love seeing their handmade ornaments and decorations used at Christmas. This colorful yarn garland is fun and easy to make for kids of all ages, making it an ideal family craft.

Kids' Holiday Craft: Glittering Snowball Ornaments

Add a little snowy sparkle to your Christmas tree this holiday season. These melt-proof snowballs are a fun craft for kids and can be reused year after year.

Kids' Craft: Printable Santa Holiday Card

Let kids show their holiday spirt by embellishing our free printable Santa card design with craft supplies your probably already have on hand.

Card Stock Christmas Ornaments

These scallop-edged card stock ornaments are a quick and inexpensive way to add a colorful touch to your Christmas tree.

Turn Clothespins Into Christmas Tree Ornaments

In just a few steps, turn wooden clothespins into beautiful snowflake tree ornaments. This is a great project for older children to tackle on their own or for small kids with help from a crafty adult.

On TV

Flea Market Flip

10:30am | 9:30c
11:30am | 10:30c

Flea Market Flip

12:30pm | 11:30c

Flea Market Flip

1:30pm | 12:30c

House Hunters

2:30pm | 1:30c

House Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

House Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c

House Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

House Hunters

6:30pm | 5:30c

House Hunters

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Hawaii Life

8pm | 7c

Hawaii Life

8:30pm | 7:30c

Beach Hunters

9:30pm | 8:30c

Island Life

10pm | 9c

Island Life

10:30pm | 9:30c
11pm | 10c

Caribbean Life

11:30pm | 10:30c

Beach Hunters

12am | 11c

Beach Hunters

12:30am | 11:30c

Island Life

1am | 12c

Island Life

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c

Caribbean Life

2:30am | 1:30c

Hawaii Life

3am | 2c

Hawaii Life

3:30am | 2:30c

Found a living space you love in Prefit's ? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss Prefit in your favorite social media feeds.