teaching resource

Paper Bag Holiday Puppets

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 8 pages | Grades: PK - 5

A fun, hands-on craft activity making paper bag holiday puppets!

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

Puppet characters include:

  • Santa Claus
  • Reindeer
  • Elf
  • Snowman

This also makes a great, hands-on Christmas classroom activity!

  1. Fold a regular sized, brown paper lunch bag in half vertically and glue the two sides together.
  2. This forms a long, rectangle shape with a hole at the bottom for students to use as a puppet.
  3. Color the cutouts on the template, or use the templates to shape fabric materials or craft paper.
  4. Design your holiday character’s outfit.
  5. Cut out all of the pieces you need.
  6. Glue the template pieces and clothing pieces onto the paper bag!

Ways to use this resource as a writing center activity:

  • Have each student write a script that includes their puppet.
  • Have a group of students write a script that includes all of their puppets. Then, have them put on a puppet show using their finished script.
  • Using our blank comic strip template, have students write a comic that includes their puppet.


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