Teaching Resource

Paper Bag Puppets - Christmas Craft Activity

PDF | 8 pages|Grades: F - 6

A fun, hands-on craft activity making paper bag Christmas characters!

Use this teaching resource in the classroom to make fun paper bag Christmas puppets.

Puppet characters include:

  • Santa Claus
  • reindeer
  • elf
  • snowman.

How to make our paper bag Christmas puppets

  1. Fold a regular-sized, brown paper lunch bag in half vertically and glue the two sides together. This forms a long, rectangle shape with a hole at the bottom for students to use as a puppet.
  2. Colour in the cutouts on the template, or use the templates to shape fabric materials or craft paper.
  3. Design your Christmas characters’ outfits and then cut out all of the pieces you need.
  4. Glue the template pieces and clothing pieces onto the paper bag!
Teach Starter Publishing
Published by Teach Starter Publishing
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Comments & Reviews

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

Joel Judd

Can you please provide a picture of a final product or an printable instruction sheet with the final product examplar?

Joel Judd · Dec 3rd, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

Hi Joel,

We have a blog with some pictures that may help – https://www.teachstarter.com/au/blog/christmas-craft-fun-with-christmas-puppets/

Paul (Teach Starter) · Dec 3rd, 2020

Suggest a change

Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team evaluates every suggestion, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!

Report an Error

You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...


Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are logged in to your account
  2. Check that you have a paid subscription
  3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

Contact us

More time-saving Christmas resources!

Show more Christmas resources