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Christmas Tree Paper Bag Puppet Craft [FREE Template]

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 paper bag puppets!

Simple Christmas Tree Craft

Christmas tree paper bag puppet craft image collage with the words christmas tree puppet in the middle

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Christmas tree template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the Christmas tree template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding christmas tree craft template

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.

hand gluing red paper to brown paper bag

Create the Christmas tree’s face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.

hand gluing eyes to paper bag Christmas tree craft

Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.

hand gluing star to paper bag Christmas tree craft

Glue the head part of the tree to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing top to paper bag Christmas tree craft

Take the body portion of the tree and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing base to paper bag Christmas tree craft

Finally, finish the Christmas tree body by gluing the colorful ornaments all over the tree.

hand gluing ornaments to paper bag Christmas tree craft

Don’t you love how cheery this Christmas tree is?!

christmas tree puppet craft

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!

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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:

hand holding christmas tree puppet craft

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!

For some awesome sensory play ideas, try out this nutcracker play dough kit or this sweet nativity play dough kit. They’re guaranteed to provide tons of engaging playtime!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Christmas Tree Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Get into the Christmas spirit with this quick and easy Christmas tree paper bag puppet craft. This adorable little tree is a perfect activity to do with kids of all ages, from preschool up through elementary school-aged children.

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Christmas tree template

Instructions

  1. Download the Christmas tree template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. 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.
  3. Create the Christmas tree's face by gluing the eyes just above the mouth.
  4. Next, glue the star to the top of the tree.
  5. Glue the head part of the tree to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  6. Take the body portion of the tree and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  7. Finally, finish the Christmas tree body by gluing the colorful ornaments all over the tree.

Simple Christmas Tree Template

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