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Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Unicorns are more than just mythical creatures. They represent the magical and whimsical, which is exactly what kids love to explore!

Bring the fun of unicorns into your home or classroom with this easy unicorn paper bag puppet craft! Kids will love creating their own unicorn puppet in just a few easy steps.

All you need are some paper bags and other simple supplies. This is the perfect project for kids of all ages – especially those who love unicorns! Your little ones can unleash their creativity and also work on fine motor skills as they assemble their cute unicorn paper bag puppet.

Download our free printable template and check out the step-by-step instructions below to get started!

We have many more fun unicorn crafts for you and your kids to enjoy! There’s something for everyone, so take a look at the whole collection and let the unicorn crafting begin.

Unicorn Puppet Craft

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Even though unicorns have been popular for a few years now, we just can’t get enough.

This magical unicorn craft uses minimal supplies such as paper, a paper bag, and some common household crafting supplies. This means it is easy to get started and cheap to make!

We think this paper bag unicorn puppet would go perfectly as an activity at a little girl’s unicorn birthday party! You could have all the supplies ready to go or display them on the party table.

Supplies

Directions

Download the unicorn puppet printable template, print it, and cut out the pieces.

hands holding unicorn craft template

Glue the unicorn head to the top flap of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing unicorn face onto brown paper bag

Place the unicorn’s mane on the top of the head and glue it in place.

hands gluing mane onto paper bag unicorn

Position the unicorn’s horn in the middle of the mane and glue it down.

hands gluing unicorn horn onto paper bag unicorn

Assemble the ears by gluing the pink oval towards the top of the white ears.

hands gluing inner ears to paper unicorn craft

Glue the finished ears on each side of the back of the top flap of the paper bag.

hands gluing ears to back of unicorn paper bag craft

Cut a white piece of card stock to fit the lower portion of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing body onto unicorn paper bag puppet

Take the unicorn’s belly piece and glue it onto the middle of the white piece you cut in step 7.

hands gluing belly onto paper bag unicorn craft

Add any extra embellishments like hearts or stars to the belly.

hands gluing stars onto unicorn craft belly

We love how these unicorn puppets look when they’re all finished!

The best thing about this is you can have hundreds of different combinations. Don’t feel the need to stick to our example.

two unicorn paper bag puppets with purple fabric

Our free printable unicorn puppet template makes a great base for this fun and creative activity. You can let your child choose their own unicorn body, hair, embellishment, and horn colors!

And you don’t even have to stop there. We love the idea of getting some 3D flower stickers and making a flower tiara that’s so popular with unicorns. You can also choose to add glitter, googly eyes, or anything else that your little ones come up with!

unicorn paper bag puppet with pink hair and light pink belly

Unicorn Template Notes

Normally when we make templates we have two versions, one for at home and one for use with groups of kids.

In this unicorn template, we only have the group option with several pieces on each page. We did this because both the unicorn horn and face need to be printed directly on the colored paper you choose. This way you won’t have to freehand the eyelashes, nose, and unicorn horn details.

Because of this, if you don’t want to waste your colored paper, be sure to invite several kids to make this craft together!

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More Unicorn Ideas For Kids

We hope that you and your kids have a blast with this unicorn craft! Engagement in learning activities can be key for long-term success, so we’ve got some other great ideas to keep them busy.

Cute Unicorn Books

Reading books to kids has numerous benefits, including developing language and communication skills, improving concentration and focus, expanding their imagination and creativity, and fostering empathy and emotional intelligence.

Story time also provides an opportunity for bonding and quality time between parents and children, while instilling a love of learning that can last a lifetime.

Never Let A Unicorn Scribble! – This story is about a little girl who keeps hearing, “Never let a unicorn scribble!” But in her heart believes that people just don’t understand how beautiful scribbling can be.

How To Catch A Unicorn – Try to catch one of the world’s most elusive mythical creatures―the unicorn! Filled with zany traps and lots of rainbow unicorn fun, this is the unicorn book of the year!

Unicorn Day – The unicorns are celebrating their favorite day of the year, complete with rainbows, cupcakes, butterflies, and all sorts of joyful things. But when it’s revealed there’s an impostor in their midst, the party comes to a screeching halt

paper bag unicorn craft with vibrant pink hair and purple belly

Unicorn Craft Ideas

The process of crafting can be engaging, creative, and focus-building! With so many different projects to choose from it’s never been easier or more fun than now. Check out these fun and easy crafts for kids:

Paper Plate Unicorn Craft – This unicorn craft is tons of fun and is the perfect craft for a rainy day activity. Plus, you don’t need any paint! Just download the free printable template and get started. Your kids will love this adorable unicorn craft.

Unicorn Headband Craft – Making this unicorn headband is so much fun, and it’s perfect for younger kids! You can either color in the black and white version or use construction paper to make it. Either way, it’ll look adorable on your little one.

unicorn crafts for kids

Unicorn Toilet Roll Craft – Have you ever seen a cuter craft than this? Transform a plain toilet roll into an adorable unicorn with our fun and easy-to-use templates. Your little one’s imagination will run wild as they choose the colors for their new unicorn friend. Let the magic begin!

Handprint Unicorn Craft – This fun craft is perfect for kids who love unicorns! They can practice their fine motor skills while creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Use our free template and get ready for a world of whimsical fun!

Unicorn Activities Printables

These unicorn color by number printables are a fun and easy way for kids to practice their fine motor skills and number recognition. Plus, it’s totally no prep, so you can just download and use it right away!

These fun unicorn pattern block mats are a creative way to help little kids with their fine motor skills and shape recognition.

They’ll have so much fun playing with these colorful unicorns that they won’t even realize they’re learning! Older kids can also use these mats as a guide to create their own unicorn designs with pattern blocks!

closeup of purple unicorn paper bag puppet and half of pink unicorn puppet

Have these cute unicorn worksheets be the star of your kids’ day! With our fun and engaging worksheets, they’ll practice handwriting and letter recognition – while also getting to label a unicorn! They’re great for multi-skill development and will bring lots of smiles all around.

This unicorn play dough kit is perfect for some sensory fun. Your kids will love exploring the different textures and colors of this magical dough. Plus, it’s a fun way to help them develop their exploratory skills. Who knows, they might even discover their hidden unicorn magic!

unicorn activities collage

Share With Us

Did you end up making this unicorn puppet craft with your kids? We want to see how cute they all look!

Take a picture of your completed unicorn and share them with us on our Facebook page wall or post it in our private Facebook group.

Unicorn Activities

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Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this adorable unicorn paper bag puppet craft with your girls! It's great for pretend play!

Materials

  • Brown or white paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Unicorn template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the unicorn template, print it and cut out the pieces. hands holding unicorn craft template
  2. Glue the unicorn head to the top flap of the brown paper bag.
  3. Place the unicorn's mane on the top of the head and glue in place.
  4. Position the unicorn's horn in the middle of the mane and glue down.hands gluing unicorn horn onto paper bag unicorn
  5. Assemble the ears by gluing the pink oval towards the top of the white ears.
  6. Glue the finished ears on each side of the back of the top flap of the paper bag.
  7. Cut a white piece of card stock to fit the lower portion of the brown paper bag. hands gluing body onto unicorn paper bag puppet
  8. Take the unicorn's belly piece and glue it onto the middle of the white piece you cut in step 7.
  9. Add any extra embellishments like hearts or stars to the belly.
  10. Place the completed belly piece on the lower part of the brown paper bag and glue in place.

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Free Printable Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet Template

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rosievie

Sunday 11th of February 2024

Thank you so much

Sam

Monday 12th of February 2024

No problem!

Virginia

Friday 9th of February 2024

The girls will be so excited to make this unicorn!!

Sam

Monday 12th of February 2024

Oh, great!

Netesh

Thursday 24th of August 2023

Please can have the templates

Sam

Thursday 24th of August 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

Jennifer

Friday 28th of July 2023

Buena noche Quiero la plantilla

Sam

Monday 31st of July 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

RIZA

Monday 10th of July 2023

This is a good craft.

Sam

Monday 10th of July 2023

Thanks so much!

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