The kindergarten students created these Santas. We began by reading Jolly Old Santa Claus by George Hinke. We talked about how Santa is usually depicted in stories, then got to work. We started with his trademark red hat, then drew his face. After we had colored everything in and cut out his face and hat, we cut slits from the edge of the paper up to his face. We curled these pieces around pencils to create his beard.