Printable Christmas Puppets (PDF Template)

Are you ready for the best Christmas craft of this season? We have a fun set of printable Christmas puppets waiting for you. Print out the PDF template and have your kids assemble the puppets; it’s where the fun begins. They are easy to make – your kids will play with them for hours.

With 10 different all-time favorite Christmas characters, all of them available both as pre-colored Christmas printable crafts, your kids will be able to use their imagination without limits.

Printable Christmas Puppets

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With Christmas fast approaching, now is the perfect time to plan your Christmas craft ideas to make with your kids. We love making all kinds of puppets; nothing beats the fun of the process of making them and the ability to play for hours with one’s creation.

This printable set has ten characters (and some come in more than one skin tone). There’s a Santa craft and a reindeer one.

Printable Christmas Puppets Santa Reindeer

Santa Claus wouldn’t be complete without Mrs. Claus. A lively snowman is also a must.

Printable Christmas Puppets Snowman Mrs Clause

We also have a gingerbread man and an elf who is happy to pack all the Christmas presents.

Printable Christmas Puppets Gingerbread Man Elf

A penguin with a lovely scarf and nutcracker from your favorite Christmas stories is also there.

Printable Christmas Puppets Penguin Nutcracker

Gnomes have become very popular Christmas characters lately, so we include one as well, and there’s also a little angel.

Printable Christmas Puppets Gnome Angel

How to Make Printable Christmas Puppets

What you need:

  • our printable template
  • coloring supplies (optional)
  • scissors
  • glue

Step by Step Tutorial

We used regular print paper for making these puppets; however, you can also use cardstock, as this will make the puppets more durable.

Let the kids color in the puppets.

Tip: if using regular print paper, avoid using markers as they will wet and wrinkle the paper.

Cut out the puppet – follow the dashed lines.

Don’t forget to cut out Santa’s mustache and the two paper strips needed to make the puppet work.

Next comes the folding. There are three dashed lines inside the Santa and other puppets’ mouths.

Make folds along all those lines. Once folded, the Santa’s mouth will be closed.

Glue on Santa’s nose! Most puppets don’t come with extra details, but Santa and Gnome have mustaches that need to be added (and that makes the puppets look extra cool).

We are almost done! Let’s make the handles for these printable Christmas puppets. Make folds along dashed lines on both paper strips.

Apply glue on the designated area and stick the paper strip handle on the back of the puppet.

One goes on the top side (of the back side of the puppet) – making an arch as you glue the handle.

And the other goes to the bottom.

Allow the glue to dry, and your puppet is ready to go.

Now it’s time to make even more of these printable Christmas puppets.

Printable Christmas Puppets

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