Printable Christmas Puppets (PDF Template)

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

With 10 of the all-time favorite Christmas characters, all available as printable Christmas crafts, your child 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 Christmas craft ideas to make with your kids. We love making all kinds of puppets; Nothing beats the joy of making them and the ability to play with your creativity for hours.

This printable set has ten characters (and some have more than one skin tone). There is a Santa Claus profession and a reindeer.

Santa Reindeer Printable Christmas Puppet

Santa Claus would not be complete without Mrs. Claus. A lively snowman is also a must.

Snowman Mrs. Clause Printable Christmas Puppets

We also had a gingerbread man and an elf who was happy to wrap all the Christmas gifts.

Gingerbread Man Elf Printable Christmas Puppet

A penguin with an adorable scarf and nut clip from your favorite Christmas stories is also there.

Penguin Nutcracker Printable Christmas Puppet

Gnomes have become very popular Christmas characters recently, so we also included one and there’s also a little angel.

Gnome Angel Printable Christmas Puppet

How to make printable Christmas puppets

What you need:

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

Step-by-step instructions

We used regular printer paper to make these puppets; however, you can also use cardboard as this will make the puppet more durable.

See also Egg Carton Reindeer Craft Idea for Christmas

Have children color the puppets.

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

Cut out the puppet – along the dashed lines.

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

Next is the urgent matter. There are three dotted lines inside the mouth of Santa Claus and other puppets.

Make folds along all those lines. After folding, Santa’s mouth will close.

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

We are almost done! Make handles for these printable Christmas puppets. Make folds along the dotted lines on both strips of paper.

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

One goes to the top (back of the puppet) – create an arch when you glue the handle.

And the other one goes to the bottom.

Let the glue dry and your puppet is ready to go.

Now it’s time to create even more printable Christmas puppets.

Printable Christmas puppets

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