You asked for it and here they are – our lovely printable Christmas puppets. This set includes 3 wondeful Christmas characters – Santa Claus, Rudolph the reindeer and Santa’s little helper the elf.
As with previous sets, both color and black and white printable template are included so you can make even more characters.
We are ready for the jolly season! Tons of fun Christmas activities for kids are already planned and these little fun hand puppets are one of the first to see the light of the day.
These printable Christmas puppets will make this Christmas even more fun, be it in preschool, kindergarten or higher grades or at home. Not only are these insanely easy to make (quick too) they are also fun to play with.te
Perfect to set up a classroom holiday play or to use as pretend play paper toys.
I made two sets this time (both with color and black and white version), one “regular” and one with bolder dashed lines for folding, which will make it even easier than before to make these puppets (perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten).
Ready to play with this funky Christmas paper toy? We sure are! Let’s get crafting.
What you need:
- our printable template (you can grab the full set on Teachers pay Teachers here or get the freebie Elf puppet at the end of the tutorial)
- heavier print paper (optimal – as it will make them easier to play with and will make them last longer)
- coloring supplies if you will be printing our black and white template
Let’s make them!
Follow the Step by Step Tutorial
Print out any or all of our printable Christmas puppets paper toy templates. One version has extra bolded fold lines that makes it easier for the younger kids to assemble.
We recommend printing on heavier print paper (as heavy as the printer can manage). We used 120 gms paper in this tutorial. Heavier would be even better.
If on the other hand you are working with the version without bold lines (the fold lines are marked on the side of the puppet), we recommend you loosely cut out the puppet, leaving enough space around it so that the fold lines are still visible, fold the puppet and then trim it.
Perfect if you are setting up a school play, as you the kids can make all sorts of different Santa’s little helpers, and all the deer to fly the sleigh.
Happy Christmas crafting!
Watch the Video Tutorial
Get the Printable Christmas Puppets Template Here
Or get the free Elf Puppet