Paper Christmas Stocking

Craft an easy Christmas stocking out of construction paper and have fun decorating it with all sorts of materials.

Safety Tips

  • Young kids (3 to 8 years) should use child-safe scissors.
  • Small materials like buttons, beads, or pompoms are choking hazards. Not suitable for use by kids below the age of three.
Paper Christmas Stocking craft

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • String or ribbon (optional)
  • All sorts of decorative materials: paper, sequins, stickers, old Christmas greeting cards or gift wrap, bows, buttons, glitter glue, etc.

Steps

Step 1 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 1. If you want a pattern for drawing your Christmas stocking, print out this Christmas stocking template on A4 or Letter size paper. Cut out the pattern.
Step 2 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 2. Prepare a sheet of construction paper that is at least twice the width of the stocking pattern or your stocking's intended size.
Step 3 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 3. Fold the construction paper in the middle.
Step 4 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 4. Align the pattern's straight edge along the construction paper's folded edge. Trace the outline of the pattern onto the construction paper.
Step 5 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 5. While keeping the paper folded in the middle, cut out the stocking shape.
Step 6 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 6. Unfold the stocking. Apply glue along the edges of the stocking except on the top edge.
Step 7 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 7. Fold the stocking along the middle crease and press along the sides to glue the edges in place.
Step 8 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 8. Decorate your stocking as you please. You can cut out images from old Christmas greeting cards or gift wrap paper; draw your own Christmas images; or cut out basic shapes (e.g. triangles, rectangles, circles) and put them together like I did. We also have these Christmas printables that you can use.

Glue on accents such as sequins, little bows, stickers, rhinestones, buttons, paper cut outs, beads and other decorative materials.
Step 9 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 9. As an option, you can punch a hole on the top corner of your stocking and loop a string or ribbon around the hole to make a handle.
Step 10 Paper Christmas Stocking craft 10. When the glue dries, hang up the paper stocking as a charming Christmas décor. If this project is done as a class, children can slip in Christmas greeting cards or handmade Christmas gifts into each other's Christmas stockings.

More Ideas

Paper Christmas Stocking craft Younger kids can decorate their Christmas stockings with big buttons, stickers, pompoms or large paper cut outs. Older kids can write their names or spell them out using alphabet stickers or letter cut-outs.
Striped Paper Christmas Stocking craft Create a striped Christmas stocking by cutting out strips of colored paper and gluing them across the length of the stocking. You can also string a jingle bell through the loop of string.
Craft Foam Christmas Stocking To make a more durable stocking, try making this Christmas stocking out of craft foam.

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