Christmas is a wonderful time of year!
It’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy some quality family time with your kiddos.
One fun activity that will help you do just that is making this simple Christmas tree paper bag puppet craft!
This project is great for kids because it’s easy to make and comes with a free printable template.
Plus, it makes for a great decoration on the fridge or for pretend play (not to mention all those giggles!).
If you like this project, be sure to look through all of our Christmas crafts for kids!
Simple Christmas Tree Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Christmas tree template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the Christmas tree template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Optionally: If you want your puppet to look more colorful, glue the red background pieces to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag.
Create the Christmas tree’s face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.
Glue the head part of the tree to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Take the body portion of the tree and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Finally, finish the Christmas tree body by gluing the colorful ornaments all over the tree.
Don’t you love how cheery this Christmas tree is?! It’s a festive paper bag puppet craft for kids!
Christmas Unit For Kids
Do you want to create an entire week-long unit around this Christmas tree craft? If so, we have some great ideas to get you started!
Reading aloud to young children is a great way to help them develop and learn.
There are many benefits to reading to your kids, such as improved language comprehension skills, increased vocabulary size, a better understanding of story elements and plots, a better attitude towards reading books on their own, and much more!
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids.
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Christmas Crafts For Kids
Kids love to craft. They get excited when they see the bright and colorful supplies with all of the different shapes and textures. It’s a great way for kids to learn new skills, such as hand-eye coordination while being creative.
Crafting also boosts kids’ self-esteem by giving them a sense of accomplishment which is important during their formative years! Those are just some of the reasons you should add more crafting to your unit studies! Below are some of our favorite Christmas crafts:
Snowman Headband Craft – Frosty the Snowman is a jolly good fellow, and now your kids can be too with this easy snowman craft! Now Frosty can follow your kids around all day long!
Photo Gingerbread Man Paper Craft – This holiday season, turn your child into a gingerbread man with this cute photo craft! Your child will love seeing themselves as a gingerbread man – and you’ll love saving the finished project for years to come!
Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft – This Grinch craft is so easy and fun for kids to make! Once your Grinch is painted and dry, you can add a little ribbon to turn it into an ornament for your Christmas tree. Or, you can just display it on a shelf or mantle as a fun decoration. Either way, this popsicle stick craft is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages!
Buddy The Elf Ornament Craft – This holiday season, bring the North Pole to your living room with this easy Buddy the Elf craft! Just print out the template, cut out the pieces, and assemble them following the instructions. Then laminate it for durability and hang it on your tree year after year! The kids will love seeing their own creations hanging on the tree, and you’ll love the extra bit of elf magic in your home this holiday season!
Kids’ Christmas Activities
Download these free printable Christmas coloring pages and let the kids have a great time. This festive, fun activity is perfect for kindergarten or preschool-aged children. It has space to practice handwriting skills too!
These cute Christmas do a dot printables will work on your child’s fine motor skills, letter recognition, and counting. These are perfect if you want to go back to the basics or need some new ideas for this holiday season!
Christmas pattern block mats are a simple, no-prep activity that will keep kids entertained. This is also an excellent way to work on their fine motor skills as they match the shapes to the outlines. Have fun with this festive Christmas activity!
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Christmas tree template
- Download the Christmas tree template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Optionally: If you want your puppet to look more colorful, glue the red background pieces to the flap and main portion of the brown paper bag.
- Create the Christmas tree's face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
- Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.
- Glue the head part of the tree to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Take the body portion of the tree and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
- Finally, finish the Christmas tree body by gluing the colorful ornaments all over the tree.