Making a Paper Bag Reindeer Puppet

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November 12, 2019

Reindeer Puppets - puppets against wooden blindsHere is a family project that is fun and cost pennies to make. With lunch bags and construction paper, you can create these fun characters. Here's how!


Total Time: 1hr.

Yield: 2 - 8


  • brown paper lunch bags
  • construction paper
  • glue
  • glue gun
  • embellishments (optional)
Reindeer Puppets - supplies


  1. Working with construction paper (red, black, brown, white or tan), cut antlers out of brown paper (does not have to be perfect).
  2. Cut out a red nose approx. 2 inch around. Cut white circles larger than the pupils. Cut black circles 1 in. round. Cut a rectangular band to fit on the bottom edge of the bag, place all pieces to the side.
  3. Place bag flap down. Glue on the antlers, 1 in each corner. Flip over.
  4. Reindeer Puppets - glue antlers to bag
  5. Glue white eyes down, then place black in the center. Take red nose and glue halfway on and half off, at the bottom of the flap. Glitter paint was added to the nose (optional). Take your red band and place at the bottom of your bag.
  6. Reindeer Puppets - glue eyes and nose to the bottom fold
    Reindeer Puppets - two puppets with the bells and washi tape added

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November 27, 2006

This cute Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer paper bag puppet is easy to make with kids.

Finished pupet on top of wood stove.

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