Christmas Split Pin Puppets

Did you ever make jointed paper dolls as a child? They are very happy. We have a whole set of Christmas split pin puppets for your kids to make.

Not only are these paper puppets fun to make, but your kids can play with them for hours after assembling them. This opens up a lot of opportunities for imaginative play.

Printable Christmas split puppets for kids

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This Christmas craft for kids offers plenty of opportunities for fun as there are eight different festive Characters in this set: Santa, reindeer, two elves, angel, snowman, Gingerbread Man and nutcrackers.

Related: Christmas coloring pages.

Christmas Split Pin Puppet Craft

Below are pictures of four carnival characters.

How to make Christmas split pin puppets

What you need:

  • Our printable template
  • coloring material (optional)
  • drag
  • glue
  • Clips

Materials used

Step-by-step instructions

If you want to make the puppets more sturdy, we recommend printing the template on cardstock. You can also print them on regular paper, cut out pieces and laminate them for extra durability.

Have children color the puppets or print pre-colored templates.

Step 1

We’ll show you how to make a Santa pin puppet – don’t worry if your child wants to start with a different character – they’re all assembled similarly.

Step 10

Cut out parts.

Step 11

Make holes (marked with black dots) so the puppet can move its parts.

Step 12

Insert the dividing pins for the hands.

Step 13

Secure the legs at the back.

Step 15

Insert split pins for Santa’s feet.

Step 16

Secure the legs at the back.

Step 17

Santa is ready to dance and ring the bells!

Step 18

Have your child make all eight Christmas friends – a reindeer, two elves, a snowman, Gingerbread Man, Nutcracker and an angel.

See also Printable Heart Coloring Pages – Lots of Free Sheets

We love each and every one of them!

DIY Christmas Pin Split Puppet

Which one does your child like best?

Christmas pin dividing puppet

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