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DIY Paper Santa Candy Holder

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, I’m on the lookout for as many Christmas crafts as I can possibly get my hands on. Besides the fact that I adore doing themed crafts during the holidays, I also love finding cute, creative ways to get my kids working with more than just paper and glue sometimes. Given their huge love for candy, I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise to anyone that we had a total blast making these cute paper and glass jar Santa candy holders together! In fact, we had so much fun that I decided to make another one so I could map out the process for other people to follow along with as well.

Paper santa candy holder

Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Paper (white, black, red, yellow, light and dark pink)
  • Two googly eyes
  • A popsicle stick
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • A jar

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Paper santa candy holder paper

Step 2:

Cut a small square from the corner of your dark pink paper and then use your scissors to round the corners off until you have a little pink circle. This will be your Santa’s nose! Set it aside for later.

Paper santa candy holder step 2

Paper santa candy holder step 2a

Step 3:

Cut a square about two inches by two inches from your light pink paper and round the corners off of that with your scissors just like before. This larger, lighter pink circle will be your Santa’s face!

Paper santa candy holder step 3

Paper santa candy holder step 3b