Know All About Pringles Can Santa Claus

Use a jar of Pringles or a cardboard roll to make your own Santa Claus for your children. With the help of a special Santa telescope, children can scan the night sky on Christmas Eve in search of traces of Santa’s sleigh.

For most children, Christmas Eve is the most long-awaited night of the year, and looking at the sky for signs of Santa is one of the most exciting events of this special night.

When my boys were little, one of the traditions of our family was to go for a walk on Christmas Eve to see if we could see Santa in the sky.

Of course, he always eluded us, but when we returned home, the boys stood guard at the window, hoping to catch a glimpse of his sleigh or Rudolf’s shiny red nose.


Here’s a picture of them looking for Santa on Christmas Eve almost 20 years ago. They even had a globe ready so they could follow the Norad Santa Tracker updates.

Curry boys, 6 and 3 years old, watch Santa on Christmas Eve 2003.

If only then they had these Santa Clauses.

Our homemade Santa telescope makes Santa’s quest special on Christmas Eve.

There is no lens in the Santa-scope sight, but it doesn’t matter. Your child’s excitement, coupled with his imagination, will make him scan every inch of the sky in search of telltale signs that Santa is near.

Get creative with your design.

We painted our Santa clauses so that they look like candy canes, and then added a white trim that mimics the trim of Santa’s hat and coat. Your kids can color and decorate their Santa Claus any way they like. Sometimes Christmas wrapping paper can be a great source of inspiration for festive decoration. Add stickers, sequins and gems if you want to make your image more original.

You could even make our binoculars out of a can of Pringles and decorate them with Christmas flowers and drawings.
What to use if you don’t have a jar of Pringles

If you don’t have a can of Pringles, you can replace it with any of the following cardboard rolls:

a roll of toilet paper (or 2 rolls of toilet paper glued with adhesive tape)
a roll of paper towel
a roll of food wrap (see ours in the photos)
wrapping paper r


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an empty Pringles jar (or a roll of paper towels, a roll of wrapping paper, a roll of food wrap, etc.)
a serrated knife
Gesso primer (not required, but helps to cover the label better)
acrylic paint for needlework

paint brushes clean the kraft varnish (optional, but gives shine and makes your paints more saturated)
white finish (for example, quilt batting, cotton balls, white felt)


Required time: 1 hour

How to Make a Pringles Tin Can for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

Remove the lid from the jar

Ask an mature to use a serrated knife to “saw off” a round metal plate from the bottom of the Pringles jar. This will be the end to which you glue your trim.
If you are using a cardboard roll to make your Santa Claus, go to step 3.

Apply one or two layers of plaster to the Pringles jar to hide the Pringles label. Let it dry.
This step is not decisive, but it helps to close the label so that it does not shine through the paint.
If you use a regular cardboard roll, there is no need to prime it.

Draw a festive drawing on a jar using Christmas paints.

You may need to apply two coats of paint, so keep your design simple in matter you have to repeat it a second time. Let it dry.

Apply a layer of clear needlework polish over your paint.

This will improve the color of your paint and give it a nice shine. It will also make a regular cardboard roll much stronger. Let it dry.
Add a finish

To finish, glue a strip of white trim around the bottom end of your Santa Claus.

Wasn’t it easy?

Now you are all ready to wait for Santa. I hope your Santa Claus will make it unforgettable and fun.

If you’re lucky, you might at least catch a glimpse of Santa zipping through the stars on Christmas Eve.

reminder: Don’t forget to make your magic Santa key so Santa can enter!

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