Peek a Boo Santa

By Noreen Doll.

Create a fun easy Peek a Boo Santa to delight tots.

What’s in Santa’s pack? Peek a boo!

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

He would make a fun stocking stuffer, Christmas party prize, or a great craft for kids to make.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal


Craft Foam – pink, white, red, and black.

Bit of twine, string, or ribbon

1 Brad

Quick Dry Tacky Glue


Paper Punch


Paper to make a pattern

How to Make a Peek a Boo Santa.

1. Draw a paper pattern. I sketched how I wanted the finished Santa to look and made a pattern from that.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

I drew the beard and mustache together as 1 piece.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Cut the pattern pieces out.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

2. Trace the pattern pieces onto craft foam.  Cut them out.

3. Cut white craft foam circles for Santa’ s eyes and pompom. Punch small black dots for the eye pupils. Cut a red circle for the nose.

4. Glue Santa together.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Glue the beard / mustache to the lower face. Add the nose just above it. Add the eyes just above the nose.

Glue the white edge and pompom to the hat.

Carefully glue the hat to the top of the head.

Set Santa’s head aside to dry.

5. Cut Santa’s pack from the black foam.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Find the vertical center and draw a light line from top to bottom on the center line.

Cut the pack into two pieces on the center line.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

6. Tie a knot in a piece of twine and cut as shown.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Glue the twine to the neck of the pack. Let dry and trim the ends.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

7. Punch a hole centered in the bottom of Santa’s beard.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

8. Overlap the pack pieces and mark holes to match the one in Santa’s beard.

Punch the holes.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

9. Put a brad through 1 side of Santa’s pack, then the other side of his pack, and then through the hole in Santa’s beard.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Use a black Sharpie to color the brad to match the bag color.

Peek a Boo Santa by Crafty Journal

Open the brad ends, but not too tight. It needs to be loose enough to allow the pack to open and close.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. Too cute!

  2. That is too, too cute. Thank you for sharing.

  3. So I think this is super cute.

  4. This is so sweet, Noreen! Where do you get all these ideas? So very original, too. Have a great holiday. Linda

  5. My son’s favorite game is peekaboo so he would love this sweet Santa! Thanks for sharing with us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

  6. Just so cute and a great stocking stuffer! Thanks for sharing the how to at TTF!

  7. Awww now that is just to cute. Hugs, Beverly

  8. Found you on Family Friday. What a great holiday craft idea for the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  9. HI I’m KarenLynn from Lil’ Suburban Homestead! What a cute and fun project! Thanks for linking up to the “From The Farm” blog hop this week!

  10. Your Peek-a-boo Santa really grabs attention at a Linky Party. He is too funny. I pinned it and I just might have to go out and get some foam. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

  11. This is so cute! I love it, as you said, perfect for the kids. You could even hang him from the tree.
    I saw your project on the Craft Frenzy Friday.

    I’d love it if you stopped by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  12. Love it! I wanted to invite you over to join Check ME Out Saturday Link Party.

  13. Love this! I hope you will link this post up to the All Things Linky Christmas Party tomorrow! See you there!

  14. This is so cute and a great way to use for a creation for kids for they will play with it over and over. I love the idea of the peek a boo Santa. Thank for sharing!

  15. oh my gosh that is just to stinking cute! I love this, how fun! Thank you for sharing

  16. awwww…he is adorable!

  17. This is just so cute, loved your Peek a Boo turkey and this is just as cute. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

  18. This is just way toooooooo cute and clever. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  19. It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! Thank you so much for linking up at the Merriest Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see all of your holiday ideas this month! These would be great favors for a party at school!

  20. This is so adorable! I like this. This would be a great project for me to do with homeschooling. I know that my daughter would love this too.

  21. This is a great craft for kids! I would have loved to make this with my daughter when she was little. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  22. Well, Santas don’t come any cuter! LOVE IT! So creative!!!

  23. Oh, he is adorable!! He reminds me of some books that I read to my children where Santa is very clumsy!! Thanks for sharing it.

  24. Aww this is super sweet, love it :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week.

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