This Christmas is all about feelings, emotions and SEL resources. Earlier we brought a fabulous Emotions Snowman Colouring Page.
Paper Fidget Toy for Christmas & Winter
Today, we have this fantastic Emotions Santa printable and paper toy. And it isn’t just Santa.. he comes complete with Emotions Snowflake, Snowman and Star! This is a collaboration with the very talented Hattifant! Browse all our Christmas Printable Resources here!
Hattifant is a gorgeous designer, who has fantastic set of printables. My current favourite are:
- the 3d Paper Tree Printable
- her amazing Advent Calendar to print and open daily
- her giant Christmas Tree
Emotions Santa Printable Kaleidoscope:
- Your printable Santa or printable Snowflake
- Coloring Pens
- Glue Stick
How to use the Emotional Santa & Snowflake Paper Toy
There is no “one way” to use the paper toy. However, we love telling little stories that are “endless”. For example:
Santa is all happy excited about delivering his gifts.
He is feeling a little crazy as there is so much to do.
Now he is worried that he won’t get it all done.
He is crying because he thinks he has lost a gift.
Ah, no everything is ok – he found it! Yay.
That is our little story. But how can this help your child? Maybe your child is looking forward to Christmas, it makes them feel very excited and a little crazy. Suddenly everything gets a bit much…?
How to make your emotions Santa Kaleidoscope
Making these Emotional Santa Paper Toys is likely to be a collaborative effort – the kids can colour and of course play, but they will need adult assistance in assembling the paper toys.
So please include time to help with this. Or schedule it in as part of the activity – e.g. the kids colour and cut. You fold and glue whilst they go out to play!
Many of you will be familiar with the Kaleidscope paper toys. We have shared with you some Pokemon Evolutions Kaleidoscopes before, as well as gorgeous set of Winter Flextangle Paper Toys. The process is the same, but with the new SEL resources designs.
Here is the video tutorial for our Winter Kaleidocycles:
Step by step photo instructions
Step 1: colour in your Santa and snowflakes!
Step 2: Carefully cut out your Santa Kaleidoscope
Step 3: make your neat DIAGONAL creases as directed on the flextangle printable – be sure to make them as neat and strong as possible. Then again diagonally in the other direction.
FLIP the paper once finished and fold the horizontal lines.
Note, that one set is folded in one direction, the other set in the opposite direction.
Step 4: if the creases are made strongly and in the right direction, you should be able to now push the paper together and it will pop into the kaleidoscope form. If it is the case, add some glue and secure in place. If you are finding it difficult to “pop” the folds in place. Unfold and refold the creases to make them more secure.
ENJOY and MAKE MORE!
Check out the Emotions Snowman for SEL resources here:
Both these resources, would go REALLY well with this set of Emotional Regulation Activities for kids. Do check them out!
More wonderful Free Christmas Printables here: