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Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas with Free Santa Printable

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The Christmas season can be a strain on the budget so I love it when I create a sweet something that doesn’t take a toolbox full of expensive gadgets. You probably have most of the supplies for this cute stocking stuffer, plus we’re sharing our free Santa details printable to make it happen.

Fun Stocking Stuffer Ideas 

I’ve waited a long time for this Christmas. When I was a teacher and enjoying other people’s kids, I daydreamed about making holidays merry for my own someday.

This year both of my boys are old enough to get into Christmas. Watching their eyes sparkle when we’re sharing whispered secrets and hinting about upcoming surprises is everything I hoped for!

Each appreciative “Oh, mama” fuels my zeal to do more.

Candy for Stocking 

I know finding these sweet Santas in their stockings will be a thrill. I’m filling their socks and the Santas with treats like SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes and Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis. I like that there are no artificial flavors or colors.

My youngest especially likes the SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes. They’re cherry-flavored licorice with a tart punch-flavored center. The SweeTARTS box even has a gift tag printed right on the package so that’s perfect for tucking into their socks.

Christmas Candy Stocking Stuffer Idea 

The festive red and green foil-wrapped Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis are ideal for all sorts of holiday fun. Besides being affordable and looking festive in the candy dish, I’m thinking they will be good for baking and decorating the gingerbread houses we’re planning to make.

Kid's Christmas Craft Idea 
Free Santa Christmas Printable

And I might need to sample a few. I love the crisp-ety, crunch-ety combo of Butterfinger and smooth peanut butter and chocolate.

DIY Christmas Crackers 

Ready to make some merry at your house? Here’s how to make these Sweet Santas.

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Sweet Santas

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  • red craft rolls (or cardboard rolls painted red)
  • white tissue paper
  • black tissue paper
  • glue
  • tape
  • black marker
  • red pencil
  • scissors
  • Santa printable


  1. Cut white tissue paper rectangle about 7 inches long and 6 inches wide.
  2. Fold the paper edge up about an inch on one long side.
  3. Wrap the folded part of paper around roll about an inch from the top. Tape down.
  4. Twist tissue paper to close. Insert candy in opposite, open end.
  5. Repeat folding and taping with black tissue paper on the open end; twist shut.
  6. Cut out Santa hat, beard, and belt.
  7. Glue details onto roll. Color in eyes, mouth, and cheeks with marker and pencil.


  • Calories: 76
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 136
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 13
  • Protein: 2
  • Cholesterol: 0

It doesn’t take extravagance to make the holiday special. A few supplies, a bit of candy and a lot of love go a long way!

You’ll find these candies at major retailers nationwide.

Kid's Stocking Stuffer Ideas 

P.S. I think these Sweet Santas would also look adorable as festive place markers on a party table!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestlé Butterfinger & SweeTARTS. The opinions and text are all mine. 

Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.