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Festive Paper Bag Grinch Craft For Kids

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If there’s one movie we must watch for the Christmas season, it’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas! It’s been a family tradition from the very beginning and it marks the start of the holidays.

To celebrate we’ve created this paper bag Grinch craft for kids. It’s super fun and easy to make.

On top of that, there’s no crazy supply list. Just a few common household craft supplies and you’re ready to start.

This Christmas craft for kids is great to make with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary-aged children.

Watch our quick video below or read our direction to get step by step instructions on how to make Mr. Grinch!

Grinch Puppet Craft

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Supplies

Related: Handprint Grinch Craft

Directions

Download the Grinch template, print, and cut out the pieces you’ll be using.

hands holding paper bag Grinch craft template

Assemble the Grinch’s face by gluing his eyes right below the eyelashes. Take the completed face and glue it to the paper bag flap.

hands gluing eyes onto paper bag Grinch
hands gluing face onto paper bag Grinch

Next, glue the neck strip on the main part of the paper bag, just below the flap. Place the Santa suit body just underneath the neck and glue in place.

hands gluing neck onto paper bag Grinch
hands gluing Santa suit onto paper bag Grinch

Take the Santa suit trim and glue it where the neck and suit meet, so you only see the Grinch neck.

hands gluing Santa suit trim onto paper bag Grinch

Make his Santa hat by gluing the trim to the base of the hat. Next glue the pom at the tip of the hat.

hands gluing Santa hat trim to paper hat
hands gluing Santa hat pom

Finish off Mr. Grinch by gluing the Santa hat to the top of his head, slightly overtop his eyebrows.

hands gluing Santa hat onto paper bag Grinch

Isn’t he too cute?!

Now let your kiddo’s pretend to be Mr. Grinch with their new puppet!

two paper bag grinch crafts

Christmas Theme Preschool Activities

If you want some fun ideas to keep your kids occuipied and learning during Christmas break, we’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas!

Choose your favorites or do them all for a simple Christmas preschool unit.

Start off with some hands-on STEM learning with these Christmas pattern block mats. They’re so easy to get going. Simply print, laminate, and pull out the pattern blocks.

Kids will love solving these puzzles, plus they’ll help them learn shapes, counting, colors, and more!

paper bag grinch craft

This Christmas matching game is another simple way to keep the kids entertained. Work on visual recognition and memory, plus have fun!

It wouldn’t be Christmastime without reading Christmas books, right?! With so many amazing options, we’ve narrowed down our top 12 Christmas books here.

We can’t forget how much children learn through crafting! Christmas is the best time to build more family memories doing crafts! Besides that, crafting helps children learn to follow directions, practice scissor skills and work with glue.

We have tons of fun Christmas crafts, but below is a list of our fan favorites!

Sensory activities are another amazing way to engage your child’s senses, encourage exploration and get new connections to form.

paper bag grinch craft

We love this easy Grinch slime. Kids can play with it over and over again and still never get bored!

Besides slime, we adore this simple Grinch sensory bin that’s peppermint scented.

We guarantee your child will love any of these Christmas activities!

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Paper Bag Grinch Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this fun paper bag Grinch craft for the kids to play with during Christmas!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Grinch template (download form located at the end of this post)

Instructions

  1. Download the Grinch template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll be using.
  2. Assemble the Grinch's face by gluing his eyes right below the eyelashes. Take the completed face and glue it to the paper bag flap.
  3. Next, glue the neck strip on the main part of the paper bag, just below the flap. Place the Santa suit body just underneath the neck and glue in place.
  4. Take the Santa suit trim and glue it where the neck and suit meet, so you only see the Grinch neck.
  5. Make his Santa hat by gluing the trim to the base of the hat. Next glue the pom at the tip of the hat.

  6. Finish off Mr. Grinch by gluing the Santa hat to the top of his head, slightly overtop his eyebrows.

Grinch Template

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