How to Make a Santa Stick Puppet

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Christmas stick puppets are super fun and super simple to make with our free SANTA template printable. Your kids are sure to have fun hosting their own Christmas puppet show! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and one of the best memories you can do with your child is to make homemade crafting memories with them. So today I want to give you a simple Santa Stick Puppet craft made with colored craft papers, popsicle sticks, sharpies, and glue.

List of Supplies to make a Santa Stick Puppet:

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Craft glue
  3. Popsicle stick
  4. Sharpie
  5. Pencil
  6. Scissors
  7. Free Santa Template (Download below)
Supplies to make a Santa Stick Puppet

Step 1:

Select red, black, off white or cream and yellow colored craft papers for the puppet craft. Select white colored embossed paper for the beard and moustache of the Santa Clause puppet craft. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and embossed paper and cut them out nicely. 

Santa stick puppet cut from free Santa template

Step 2:

Grab the hat and the belt patterns. Stick the small square in the middle of the big square and then stick the big square in the middle of the belt strip. Stick the small round cut-out on the tip of the hat cut-out and stick the curved-end strip along the straight side of the hat pattern. The belt and the hat of the Santa puppet are ready. 

Santa hat and belt

Step 3:

Take the hand and sleeve cutouts. Stick the small rectangle patterns on either small sides of the sleeve (arm) patterns and then stick the hand (glove) patterns on the open side of the small rectangle to complete the paper hand crafts of the Santa puppet. 

Santa stick puppet

Step 4:

Take the body pattern and stick the 2 arm patterns on both sides of the body pattern. 

Santa stick puppet

Step 5: 

Take the beard, moustache and the big round cut-out (head). Stick the beard and the moustache on the big round cut-out (head). 

Making a sant stick puppet

Step 6:

Stick the paper hat pattern on the opposite side of the beard, on the big round cut-out to complete the head craft of the Santa puppet. 

making a Santa stick puppet

Step 7:

Attach the belt pattern along the middle part of the body pattern. 

Santa stick puppet

Step 8:

Stick the head on the top side of the body pattern and the shoe patterns on the bottom side of the body pattern. Use a black sharpie to draw the eyes, nose and mouth of the Santa paper-craft. 

Santa stick puppet and free Santa template

Step 9:

Attach the Santa Clause paper-craft on a popsicle stick to complete the puppet craft.  

Did you make this craft? I would love to hear about it in the comments!