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 craft 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 puppet.
Download our free printable and check out the complete tutorial 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.
Paper Bag Unicorn Puppet
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 party! You could have all the supplies ready to go or display them on the party table.
- 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)
Download the unicorn template, print it, and cut out the pieces.
Glue the unicorn head to the top flap of the brown paper bag.
Place the unicorn’s mane on the top of the head and glue it in place.
Position the unicorn’s horn in the middle of the mane and glue it down.
Assemble the ears by gluing the pink oval towards the top of the white ears.
Glue the finished ears on each side of the back of the top flap of the paper bag.
Cut a white piece of card stock to fit the lower portion of the brown paper bag.
Take the unicorn’s belly piece and glue it onto the middle of the white piece you cut in step 7.
Add any extra embellishments like hearts or stars to the belly.
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.
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
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!
More Unicorn Ideas For Kids
Our hope is 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.
There’s no better way to exercise your kid’s imagination than by reading with them. Reading is an excellent way for your child to develop their vocabulary and learn to focus. Here are some books that unicorn fans will love:
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.
It 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
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 unicorn crafts for kids:
Paper Plate Unicorn Craft – This unicorn craft is SO much fun, and it’s perfect for a rainy day activity. Plus, you don’t need any paint! Just download the free 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 kids! You can either color in the black and white version, or use paper to make it. Either way, it’ll look adorable on your little one.
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 and easy activity is perfect for kids who love unicorns! They can practice their fine motor skills while creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
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 great way to help 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!
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 great way to help them develop their exploratory skills. Who knows, they might even discover their hidden unicorn magic!
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Did you end up making this unicorn puppet craft with your kids? We want to see how cute they all look!
- Brown or white paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- White card stock
- Glue stick
- Unicorn template
- Download the unicorn template, print it and cut out the pieces.
- Glue the unicorn head to the top flap of the brown paper bag.
- Place the unicorn's mane on the top of the head and glue in place.
- Position the unicorn's horn in the middle of the mane and glue down.
- Assemble the ears by gluing the pink oval towards the top of the white ears.
- Glue the finished ears on each side of the back of the top flap of the paper bag.
- Cut a white piece of card stock to fit the lower portion of the brown paper bag.
- Take the unicorn's belly piece and glue it onto the middle of the white piece you cut in step 7.
- Add any extra embellishments like hearts or stars to the belly.
- Place the completed belly piece on the lower part of the brown paper bag and glue in place.