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Santa Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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With Christmastime quickly approaching, we’re winding down our series of fun Christmas crafts for kids!

But, we couldn’t end things without making at least one more Santa Claus craft.

This Santa paper bag puppet craft is a fun and simple paper craft that’s suitable for kindergarten and elementary-aged children.

Check out our detailed directions or watch our step by step video tutorial to see how to make this Santa Claus craft with your kids or students.

Santa Claus Puppet Craft

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We’ve made quite a few brown paper bag puppet crafts because they’re just so easy and cheap to make!

The other day we finally ran out of our giant stack of brown paper bags and had to run to the store for a new pack.

We got 100 bags for just $1.99! Are you kidding?! That’s about 2 cents per bag.

And that’s why this craft is so economical to make!

To be honest, we did “splurge” by using vibrant and thick card stock, but if you need to keep on a tight budget, just go with construction paper.

Supplies

Directions

Download the Santa puppet craft template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding paper bag Santa craft template

Take the face piece and glue it to the top flap of the paper bag.

Hands gluing Santa face on paper bag

Glue the red Santa’s coat to the bottom of the paper bag.

Hands gluing red paper to paper bag Santa

Place Santa’s coat trim vertically in the middle of the red coat and glue in place.

Hands gluing white paper onto paper bag Santa craft

Position Santa’s belt horizontally in the middle of the bottom and secure with glue.

Hands gluing black belt on Santa craft

Glue the yellow Santa buckle in the middle of the belt, then glue the smaller black rectangle in the middle of the buckle.

Hands gluing belt buckle onto paper bag Santa craft Hands gluing buckle inside onto paper bag Santa

Place Santa’s beard at the top of the red coat and glue in place.

Hands gluing Santa beard onto paper bag craft

Put the mustache slightly below the eyes and glue down.

Hands gluing Santa mustache to face

Glue the pink nose in the middle of the mustache.

Assemble Santa’s hat by gluing the white trim to the base of the hat.

Hands gluing Santa hat together

Glue the white puff to the tip of the hat.

Hands gluing Pom to Santa hat

Place the completed hat on Santa’s head and glue in place.

Hands gluing Santa hat to paper bag Santa craft

Isn’t this cute Santa puppet craft so easy to make?

We already talked about how we love paper bag crafts because they’re so economical to make, but there’s also another key reason:

They double as entertainment!

Paper Bag Santa craft
Santa paper craft

After your kids make their very own Santa Claus puppet, they’ll want to play with it.

Encourage your child to put it on and talk with Santa. You can have them pretend to be Santa too! The possibilities are endless.

And, it’s a creative, screen-free activity. Double win win!

If your kids like this craft, you should also check out our reindeer paper bag craft or our paper plate Santa craft!

We’re sure they’ll have fun making any of these kid-friendly craft ideas.

Santa paper bag crat

Santa Claus Crafts For Kids

You can’t just stop at one Christmas craft, right?

If you’re doing them at home with the kids, why not spend extra time this holiday season bonding over crafts?

The time you spend crafting with them will not only become precious family memories, but it will also help your children develop important skills needed to succeed in school!

Santa Claus puppet craft

Check out some of our favorite Santa Claus craft ideas:

Santa Claus puppet craft

Share With Us

Did you create your own paper bag Santa with your children or students?

If so, you have to share them with us! (Ok, you really don’t have to, but we’d honestly love to see them).

Take a picture of your final project and post them on our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group!

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Santa Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and simple paper bag Santa craft with the kids this Xmas!

Materials

  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Colored card stock (in red, black, skin colored and yellow)
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick (this one is our favorite)
  • Santa puppet template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the Santa puppet craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take the face piece and glue it to the top flap of the paper bag.
  3. Glue the red Santa’s coat to the bottom of the paper bag.
  4. Place the Santa’s coat trim vertically in the middle of the red coat and glue in place.
  5. Position Santa’s belt horizontally in the middle of the bottom and secure it with glue.
  6. Glue the yellow Santa buckle in the middle of the belt, then glue the smaller black rectangle in the middle of the buckle.
  7. Place Santa’s beard at the top of the red coat and glue in place.
  8. Put the mustache slightly below the eyes and glue down.
  9. Glue the pink nose in the middle of the mustache.
  10. Assemble Santa’s hat by gluing the white trim to the base of the hat.
  11. Glue the white puff to the tip of the hat.
  12. Place the completed hat on Santa’s head and glue in place.

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