This Santa Suit Jello is a fun snack craft you can make to brighten up your child’s lunch box during the holiday season. It’s also a fun way to add some holiday cheer to the classroom party when homemade goods aren’t allowed.
How to Make a Santa Suit Jello Snack
My mission is to help you be a superhero mom with as little effort as possible so you can save your energy for enjoying your family. With that in mind, this craft was created with the goal of achieving maximum cute factor with minimum effort.
No need to run to the specialty craft store. You should have everything you need at home already, except perhaps the Jello. You probably figured out Jello was a key component of these Santa Suit Jello Snacks.
And that’s okay because if you’re like me, you always need to run to the store for bread, milk and fresh fruit anyway. Go ahead and pick up some Jello cups while you’re there and you’ll be all set. Make sure you get the ones with fruit in them because the regular jello cups don’t have the right shape and lid.
Once you have the Jello snacks, grab a pair of scissors, a black permanent marker,a glue stick, a small scrap of yellow or gold paper and a pencil (which I forgot to include in the picture).
Step 1 – Draw Santa’s Belt and Buttons
Set your Jello cup down right side up and draw a thick line across the middle to make Santa’s belt. Then add three dots above and below the belt for the buttons.
Step 2 – Make the Buckle
Next, draw a small square on your colored paper and draw a smaller square inside of it. I happened to have some gold craft paper on hand, but yellow would work too.
Step 3 – Glue on the Buckle
Now you just have to glue the buckle onto the belt and you’re all done!
Santa Suit Jello Snack Printable Instructions
Ready to make your own Santa Suit Jello Snacks? Print off the instructions below.
Santa Suit Jello Snack
- Gold glitter or yellow cardstock
- Glue stick
- Red Jello snack (I used the one with fruit included)
- With your Jello snack sitting with the large flat side pointing up, draw a thick black line for the belt across the middle of the snack and color it in. Make three dots above the belt for the buttons and three more below the belt for additional buttons. You can see the photo for reference on how to do this.
- Draw a square shape onto a piece of gold glitter cardstock to serve as the santa suit belt buckle. Cut it out and then cut a smaller square in the center of it.
- Glue on the gold glitter belt buckle to the black belt on the top of your Jello snack.
More Holiday Fun
If you’re looking for another easy Christmas craft, check out my tutorial for a DIY Fleece Wreath. It’s much easier than you expect and it’s really inexpensive too!
The holiday season is so chaotic, my #1 tip for managing the stress and staying focused on fun is to head into it organized.
You might also enjoy my Family Activity Advent Cards.