Father Christmas puppet printables for playdough

Print and play with these Father Christmas puppet printables ~ perfect to go with play dough!
Free printable Father Christmas puppet set ~ great for imaginary play and story telling | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

Father Christmas puppet printables for playdough

Playdough, puppets, and Father Christmas ~ a match made in festive heaven! These little puppets are so fun to use for imaginative play and story telling.

How to print your puppets

To make your own set of the Father Christmas puppets, all you need to do is:

1. Click on the picture above to open the printable image.

2. Save the image on your computer. {Right click the image and choose ‘Save image as…’}

Free printable Father Christmas puppet set | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

3. Open the saved image on your computer and print it. Print on card rather than paper to get stronger puppets, better for play.

4. Cut out each image and fasten onto a lollipop/craft stick or toothpick to turn them into puppets. Or laminate them and they should stand up by themselves.

Free download :: printable Father Christmas puppet set  | NurtureStore :: inspiration for kids

5. Add in some play dough! It’s such a versatile play material. You can use some to make a snowy landscape or Santa’s sleigh, and the sticks on the puppets will stand up in the dough so you can play with your puppets. Add in a different colour of play dough and some gift wrap bows and you can make lots of presents! Try our snow play dough recipe, our orange and spice play dough recipe or our Christmas Day play dough.

super sensory footerSuper Sensory Invitations to Play

Ready for a whole year of exploring through the senses? Super Sensory Invitations to Play is a delightful resource that encourages your children to explore the five senses through the year, using a wide variety of sensory materials. It includes 52 invitations to play, linked to the festivals and seasons of the year, and including water, ice, dough, rice, paints, sand, sensory tubs, and more.

They are easy, simple, and fun ideas that you can use right now to give a multi-sensory boost to your play and learning. It comes with a printable recipe book featuring all our favourite recipes for play. Come and see more here.

Thanks go to Kate at Picklebums, who helped inspire the idea of puppets to go with playdough (see her fab printables here). To Picmonkey for the great graphics and permission to share them with you (check them out for all sorts of clever photo editing and images to use with your children.) And to Francine at Callaloo Soup, who enjoyed our ocean printables and requested a festive set! 


  1. Annita says

    Hi there,
    I cannot find these Christmas puppet printables with the link. I can access others, but can’t see the Xmas ones. Can you help?
    Thanks Annita

  2. Patrice says

    Thanks, Cathy. I like the ones made by Joel. They are nice and simple. I have already done the toilet roll nativity set.

  3. Judy DeBono says

    Thanks so much. The two kinders I have worked at this year have really enjoyed these templates. Well done.

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