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Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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This unicorn paper bag puppet craft is a little girl’s dream craft! It’s loaded with pink, has cute little stars and is so sweet!

We love creating paper bag puppets and knew this unicorn one would be a fun addition to our collection.

It’s a simple brown paper bag craft that’s easy enough for preschool, kindergarten and elementary-aged children.

Like usual, we’ve included a free printable template, so there’s no guessing on sizes or trying to freehand details.

Check out our simple directions below or watch our video tutorial to see how we make this cute unicorn.

Paper Bag Unicorn Puppet

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collage of unicorn paper bag puppet images with words "paper bag unicorn" in middle

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

This unicorn craft only uses 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 unicorn craft would go perfectly as an activity at a unicorn themed birthday party! You could have all the supplies ready to go or display them on the party table.

Supplies

Directions

Download the unicorn 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 in place.

hands gluing mane onto paper bag unicorn

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

Related: Unicorn Pattern Block Mats For Kids

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

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

two unicorn paper bag puppets with purple fabric

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 or anything else that your little ones come up with!

Related: Fox Paper Bag Puppet Craft

paper bag unicorn craft with vibrant pink hair and purple belly
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!

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

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.

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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! Download the free template today.

Materials

  • Brown or white paper bag
  • Colored card stock (in yellow and unicorn colors like pink, purple, etc)
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Unicorn template (download form located at the end of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

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

Unicorn Template

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