A Boat For Santa

I know we haven’t even shared any Halloween crafts this year, but as my preschooler and I were talking about modes of transportation, she decided to talk about ways Santa might get around. It was a wonderfully creative conversation. After talking about it, she wanted to make Santa’s boat. It turned out super cute, so I wanted to share it!

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Materials Used

Paper Plate

Red Paint

Brown Construction Paper

Decorative Paper

Paint Brush



Craft Sand

I started by cutting a paper plate in half. After that, I gave my daughter red paint to paint the paper plate.

While we waited for the paint to dry, I drew a rectangle on the brown construction paper and a triangle on the back of the decorative paper for my preschooler to cut out.

Once the plate was completely dry, we flipped it over and glued the rectangle onto the back. Next, we flipped it back and glued the triangle onto the rectangle.

To finish the boat, my daughter made three circles with glue. I helped her pour the sand onto the plate. This part was messy, but so much fun! If you want a less messy option, you could use black construction paper.

The end result of our spur of the moment craft project was a magical boat fit for Santa!

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21 responses to “A Boat For Santa”

  1. Great post and photos! Thank you for sharing and we love new Christmas books for the grand babies!

  2. great blog! very creative

  3. Santa taking a boat sounds like fun idea! Kids have the best imaginations.

    1. They really do!

  4. Fun little craft to make! Santa would be proud. Maybe he can have dolphins instead of reindeer pulling the boat.

  5. This is such a cute idea! As a Floridian, I love the idea of Santa on a boat.

  6. This is such a cute and fun craft. MY daughter would love this.

  7. This is such a cute activity for kids! I miss those days when my teens were younger

  8. What a sweet Christmas craft. I’ve never thought about Santa on a boat…how unique!

    1. My preschooler has a wonderful imagination and I was more than happy to help her bring her idea to life!

  9. This is so cute! What a great. heartfelt post.

  10. What a cute craft1 Especially for those days when the kids need to stay busy.

  11. Looks like your girls is ready for xmas! What a great creative bonding time!

  12. This looks easy and fun for the kids! It`s a great activity for the kids to practice their creativity

  13. That’s the Christmas spirit and its cute idea. I guess she is excited more about Christmas.

  14. I tried making this boat for Santa with the kids and they loved it. Thanks for sharing

  15. This is very simple but cute. The kids will surely have fun making boats this way

  16. I love the idea of making Santa`s boat. Your daughter looks like she really had fun making it

  17. Wow, I will certainly follow your instructions and teach this method of making a boat for santa, to my 10-year old niece.

  18. Oh this is such a cute idea! Love it!

  19. Ahh my niece will definitely enjoy doing this craft. This is not just creative but also resourceful at the same time. Thank you so much for this clever craft idea

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