Build a Santa Puppet Template

Who’s ready to create their very own Santa puppet? Crafting puppets is an enjoyable experience, and this build a Santa puppet template activity is perfect for the festive season, especially for younger ones.

Not only will kids enjoy the process of making this Christmas craft, but they’ll also be able to have hours of imaginative play with them.

What sets this Santa puppet apart is its poppy nose and curly beard! Kids can personalize these puppets with their favorite colors, as the template is available in both black and white and pre-colored versions.

This means they can craft a variety of unique-looking Santas, adding an extra touch of holiday magic to their creations.

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Christmas is a delightful festive season that brings joy to people of all ages! There are numerous activities and Christmas crafts you can enjoy either at home or in your classroom.

Crafting all kinds of Christmas puppets is one of our favorite activities (and sharing them adds to the joy). Kids love creating these, and the excitement continues once they are completed.

If you’re creating these crafts in the classroom, consider printing our Christmas coloring pages or our handy how to draw a Santa guide to have on hand for early finishers.

How to Assemble the Build a Santa Puppet Template

What you need:

  • our printable template (comes with 5 Christmas characters)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloring supplies

Step by Step Tutorial

Print the sheets on colored or white paper (if you want kids to color).

We printed on beige paper for Santa’s body, ears, and nose.

Step 1

Let kids cut out all the template parts of the first sheet.

Step 2

Color Santa’s hat on the second sheet – vivid red will look great!

Step 3

Then, cut out all the pieces – the hat, two eyes, and a white rectangle for the beard.

Step 4

Make folds along the dashed lines.

Step 5

Make sure all the folds are sharp.

Step 6

Apply glue to the flaps on the areas with the word glue on them.

Fold the card in half and press down gently so the glue sets.

Step 8

The puppet base is ready.

Step 9

Grab the white beard rectangle piece. If you don’t want to have any lines visible, place it over another white paper.

Step 10

Cut along the rectangle so the white paper will be the same size.

Step 11

We now have two of the same pieces.

Step 12

Place the one with dashed lines on top of the blank one.

Step 13

Make cuts along the dashed lines.

Step 14

Let’s make the beard curly. Roll each strip of paper (you can use a pencil).

Step 16

Glue the hat on top of the base.

Step 18

Next are the eyes.

Step 19

Glue the ears to each side of the face.

Step 20

Glue the beard to Santa’s face.

Step 21

Fold along the dashed lines.

Step 22

Apply glue to the flaps, bend the paper, and glue it below the eyes, with one end glued over the beard.

Step 23

All done!

Step 24

How do you like your Santa?

DIY Build a Santa Puppet Craft

We think this Santa puppet looks fantastic!

DIY Santa Hand Puppet

Get the whole set of Christmas Puppets

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