This cute paper bag reindeer makes a fun puppet. It’s a great way for kids to have a Christmas themed puppet show with their friends! Make several reindeer so each child can have their own puppet.
Back in 2010 I was still making crafts for the Kaboose website. That website was later bought out by Disney. Disney later moved all the projects over to their website called Spoonful. In September Spoonful closed and much of the content sits in limbo. I get emails all the time from people that have seen photos of crafts I made for them, but they can’t find the tutorials. So while Disney sorts out where everything should go, I am hoping to help out some readers.
You can find the instructions in the printable version below and download the printable pattern here. Looking for more fun handprint crafts for Christmas? Check out this awesome collection at Red Ted Art!
Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet
- Brown paper lunch bag
- Medium black pom-pom
- White craft glue
- Construction paper: black white and tan/brown
- 4 jungle bells
- Pattern for eyes
- Red plastic milk jug lid
- Glue stick
- Gold paint pen
- Use white glue to attach the pom-pom to he flap of the bag.
- Cut out the eyes using the patterns as a guide. You will need two brown/tan eyelids, two white eyes, and two black pupils. Assemble the eyes with a glue stick. Use the glue stick to attach the eyes to the front of the bag above the pom-pom nose.
- Cut a strip of black paper with width of the paper bag, about one inch wide. Cut a small piece of black paper for the nametag hanger. Glue the small strip to the center of the larger strip so that it is hanging down.
- Use gold paint pen to write “Comet” on the red plastic lid. Glue the lid to the bag, overlapping the small black strip (hanger).
- Use a generous amount of white craft glue to attach 4 jingle bells to the black strip (collar).
- Trace child’s hands onto brown/tan paper and cut out. Use glue stick to attach the hands to the back of the bag as the antlers.
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I originally made this project for Kaboose, which was then bought out by Spoonful. Spoonful has since closed and the instructions were taken down. I am putting the instructions here until such time that Spoonful projects are redirected to a new home. At that time I will remove the instructions and link directly to the project on their site.