Reindeer Puppet Holiday Craft
This fun craft for the holiday season starts with a brown paper bag
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5
What You Need
Provide the following supplies for each student.
- One brown paper lunch sack
- Two large white paper circles (for eyes)
- Two small black paper circles (for eyes)
- Light brown paper, large enough to trace two handprints
- Dark brown paper, cut into a 1-inch wide and 6-inch long strip. (Length may vary, depending on the size of the brown paper bag).
- Red construction paper, cut into a 1-inch circle
- 4 small jingle bells
- 1-inch red (or black) pompom (for nose)
What You Do
- Fold the light brown paper in half and trace the student's hand. Or have the student trace her own hand.
- Cut the handprint (or have the student cut out her own handprint) with the paper folded in half so you end up with two handprints.
- Glue the handprints to the bottom of the bag. Note that the bottom of the bag will be the top of your puppet. Be sure to glue the handprints on the side of the bag that does NOT have the flap. Glue at the palm with the thumbs out and fingers up.
- The bag's flap will become your puppet's mouth.
- Glue the eyes on the flap, using the white circles underneath the black circles.
- Glue the pompom below the eyes, to form the nose.
- Glue the dark brown strip on the bag about 1 inch below the flap to form a collar for the reindeer.
- Glue the four jingle bells onto the collar. (You may want to use strong craft glue.)
- Write your reindeer's name on the red circle and glue it under the reindeer collar, like a dog tag. You can also connect the red circle with a scrap of construction paper, as you like.