We love this Santa Finger Puppet craft! The printable Santa finger puppet template makes it super easy to make. This are such a fun interactive Christmas craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and story telling.
The Santa finger puppet template comes in full colour and B/W. The colour version has 8 multicultural skin colours to choose from. The B/W version can be either coloured in or traced around onto coloured cardstock.
These Santa puppets have concertina folded hats and scissor cut beards which gives them a lovely 3D element and lots of opportunities for kids to develop their fine motor skills.
Pop your fingers through the holes and walk your fingers to make Santa Claus stroll around, hop, skip and jump! Ho, ho, ho!
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If you love interactive Christmas crafts like these Santa Finger Puppets then take a peek at some of our other favourite Christmas crafts that kids can play with too. We adore our Jumping Elf Puppets, Reindeer Antler Hats, Trim Santa’s Beard and Pop Up Penguins. All of them are so fun!
How To Make Santa Finger Puppets
Please note that the Santa puppets in the photographs are made with the addition of wiggle eyes and pompom nose and hat topper however paper versions are included in the template if you prefer.
Supplies To Make A Finger Puppet Santa Craft:
- Printable Santa Finger Puppet Template
- 1 Inch Circle Hole Punch
- Marker Pen
- Optional: Wiggle Eyes, Pompoms, Glitter Tape
How To Use Your Christmas Santa Finger Puppet Template
1 – Print the Santa Finger Puppet Template.
2 – Trace around the template pieces onto coloured card. (If you are using the ready coloured template or colouring it in then skip to step 3.)
3 – Cut out all your pieces.
4 – Concertina fold Santa’s red hat and use your hole punch to make two finger holes at the bottom of his body.
5 – Snip all around the white semi circle to make Santa’s beard. Glue it below his concertina hat.
6 – Glue on Santa’s face, white hat trim and pompom and his black belt.
7 – Add his eyes, nose and belt buckle. (We used glitter tape for our buckle.)
8 – Finish off your Santa finger puppets by drawing a happy smile.
Now your Santa puppets are ready to play with. Pop your fingers through the holes to get him moving. I’m sure he’ll go on all sorts of exciting Christmas adventures!
If you are looking for some whole hand Santa puppets you might like these from Easy Peasy and Fun.
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