Make a cute Santa Craft using a paper bag and printable craft template. Bonus: Use them as a goodie bag, Christmas decoration, or puppet to play with.
Make an adorable paper bag Santa Craft this Christmas using our cut-and-paste template. It’s easy for kids and adults to make and the template is so versatile! With the one template, you can make 3 things including a Santa paper bag PUPPET, a Santa TREAT BAG to put presents in, or a Santa DECORATION that can stand on its own. Your kiddos will have so much fun!
You can use the template as many times as you would like. The craft template comes with 1 craft template to make a single craft as well as a classroom template to print multiple craft pieces at one time and utilize your paper.
You can also print the template out on white paper like a coloring page, and let children decorate it with markers,
You can also make Paper Bag Reindeer so Santa Claus can have his best buddies and have a Merry Christmas!
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Why Craft with Paper Bags?
Paper bags are fun to craft with because they offer a different style of paper crafting. The bag gives crafts a 3D style that can stand on its own letting kids place it on a table and not only stuck on the wall. Paper bag crafts can also be turned into puppets to play with or a treat bag to hold things.
I Only Have a White or Brown Paper Bag
If you only have brown or white paper bags don’t worry the craft and template will still work for you. You have two options:
- Children could use red paint to make the front of the paper bag red or
- Cut out a piece of red construction paper and glue it to the front of the paper bag.
Paper Bag SANTA Craft
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- Santa Template and Directions
- Paper Bag-Lunch Size (Red)
- Colored CraftPaper
- Skin Tone
- Markers, Colored Pencils, or Crayons
Print the Santa template out. Optional: Print the template out on white paper and let your child color the template pieces with markers, pencils, or crayons.
- Black Paper-Belt, Gloves
- Red Paper-Hat
- White Paper-Beard…
- Skin Tone Paper-Face
Fill your paper bag.
- Puppet: Skip this step.
Fold the top of the paper bag down about 1.5 inches to make a narrow rectangle and staple it at the top so it stays closed.
- Puppet: Skip this step.
Use the markers to decorate the Santa template including Santa’s belt buckle, holly, and face. You could get even more creative with cotton balls, stickers, or other crafty things you have.
- Color the belt yellow.
- Color the holly green and red.
- Color Santa’s nose red.
Cut out the template.
Glue Santa’s eyebrows and mustache on his head. Glue the head to the top of the folded rectangle on the paper bag.
- Puppet: The bottom of the paper bag has a folded flap. Place the bag on the table with the flap side up and the opening of the bag closest to you. Glue the head to the folded flap so it will move when children put their hand in the bag.
Glue the beard underneath the folded part of the bag.
Glue the belt buckle to the middle of the belt and glue the belt below Santa’s beard.
Glue the holly onto the paper bag wherever children would like.
Glue Santa’s shoes towards the bottom of the paper bag.
Now your Santa craft is done. If your kiddos want to keep crafting you could give them pom poms, cotton balls, or Christmas stickers to keep the Christmas creativity going.
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