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Unicorn Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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.

As 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

unicorn paper bag craft image collage with the words 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.

Supplies

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

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 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 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

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

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:

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

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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

2 unicorn paper bag puppet crafts

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.

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Unicorn Template

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Lara

Thursday 8th of July 2021

My kids loved this one! I even made one too! :)

Sam

Friday 9th of July 2021

Haha, I love that!

Tracy

Thursday 17th of June 2021

My daughter will love this. Please send me the template. Thank you.

Sam

Friday 18th of June 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you.

Marie-Claude

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Hi, I would like the unicorn puppet template please for my daughter's school project. Thanks! M-C

Sam T

Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?

Rebecca Morales

Thursday 1st of April 2021

These are so cute! Please send me the templates for the unicorn and baby Yoda puppet bags.

Sam T

Thursday 1st of April 2021

To get a template, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post to have the link sent to you ?

Katie McGinnis

Sunday 21st of March 2021

I would like the template

Sam T

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.

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