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Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft

Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft

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I love how easy this Santa Cam ornament is! It’s such a fun project you can make with your cutting machine or without–and it makes a great Christmas ornament the kids will LOVE!

And don’t feel like you can’t make this project if you don’t have a Cricut or Silhouette. Seriously, I wanted to make this easy enough that ANYONE could make this–because all kids deserve to have an “eye” on them for Christmas, if you know what I mean!

Image of paper DIY paper ornaments in red with santa cam on them in script font.

Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft

My kids love doing that elf on the shelf thing every year, but I always run out of ideas. And this Santa camera is so simple, I can put it up and then just say that the elf is looking at the footage of that or something–keeping those kids on their toes!

In all seriousness, though, you could make a camera ornament for each kid or send put them on presents as a gift tag. There are so many possibilities with this craft, it’s really that fun. 

What You Need to Make a Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft

Image of paper DIY paper ornaments in red with santa cam on them in script font.

How to Make Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft 

So, it doesn’t matter if you’re making this Santa Cam with the Cricut or if you’re making it by hand, you’re going to need to download the files, unzip them and get your supplies ready.

Then, if you’re NOT using a cutting machine, you can just print the files on red card stock, get a hole punch and pop a hole in it.

If you’re using the Cricut, here’s where the fun happens.

 

  • Load the Santa cam cut file into Cricut Design Space, cut the piece out and weed them.
  • Then, using the transfer tape, put it over your weeded vinyl and remove the paper backing from the words first.
  • Pop the vinyl onto your paper tag and repeat it for the lens.

Once all this is done for either method, just slip a ribbon through the hole and make a slipknot, then put this on a gift or on your Christmas tree!


 

What Can You Do With the Santa Cam Ornament?

There are so many ideas! I seriously love this thing. Here are some of the ideas I’ve had to DO with my Santa Cam ornament:

  • Put the ornament on the Christmas tree (obviously)
  • Stick it on some of the kids’ gifts (because hahahahaha)
  • Put this with a gift card and some candies in a mason jar for the kiddo’s teacher gift this year (what?! yes!)
  • Add these to our rotation of Elf on the Shelf ideas

Image of paper DIY paper ornaments in red with santa cam on them in script font.

What Do You Tell the Kids About this Santa Camera Ornament?

I tell the kids that the camera is a magical TV camera that watches the kids all the time. That Santa has a whole room of monitors and the elves take shifts watching to make sure, in the last little bit before Christmas, that the kids aren’t sneaking peeks at their presents or otherwise being naughty little–hmmm…

So, that works pretty good, and the kids really love it. It’s so funny–I’ve even seen them pose for the camera sometimes. 

If you love this fun Santa Cam Christmas Ornament, be sure to pin it to your favorite Christmas crafts board on Pinterest, so you can find it again super fast when you need another one.

More Fun Christmas Ideas You Have to Check Out

Grab the free Santa cam SVG

 


Get the free Santa cam PDF

 

Plus each download comes with the free Santa Letter.

A letter from Santa Clause telling kids that he sent the Santa Cam to watch over them during Santa's busy season.

How To Make A Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft
Yield: 6

How To Make A Santa Cam Ornament Paper Craft

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

I love how easy this Santa Cam ornament is! It's such a fun project you can make with your cutting machine or without--and it makes a great Christmas ornament the kids will LOVE!

Materials

For Both Methods

If using the Cricut you will also need

Tools

For Printable

For Cutting Machines

Instructions

For Cutting Machines

  1. Unzip and download the appropriate files.
  2. Load the Santa cam cut file into Cricut Design Space.
  3. Set the machine to cut the type of cardstock you are cutting.
  4. Load the machine and cut out your Santa Cam Pieces.
  5. Weed the vinyl pieces.
  6. Using the transfer tape, place it over your weeded vinyl and use your squeegee to remove the paper backing from the words first.
  7. Transfer the vinyl to your round paper tag.
  8. Repeat the steps to transfer the lens.
  9. Fold the ribbon in half and insert it into the hole of the ornament
  10. Create a slip knot by sticking your fingers through the loop.
  11. And pulling the loose ends through to the other side.
  12. Tie the tag onto your gifts.

For Printable

  1. Unzip and download the files.
  2. Print the ornament on red cardstock or whatever color you like and cut around the circle.
  3. Use a hole punch to punch the hole.
  4. Follow 13-19 above.

Notes

Files also include a printable Letter From Santa.

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Teresa Ballentine

Monday 30th of November 2020

Hi. Where can I find the free svg file for the paper cam ornaments & letter from Santa? Thanks so much

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