Decorate A Christmas Stocking: Free Kids Printable Craft

This holiday decorate a stocking with this free kids printable. This is a fun holiday craft and festive Christmas activity  to do  with the whole family.  Kids of all ages and adults can design their own stocking after downloading the stocking template.

Decorate a Stocking printable designed by Jen Goode

Stocking Paper Craft for Kids

Grab your crayons, add glitter and stickers and fun decorations. You can decorate the mantle or hand on the fridge with your paper stockings. This is an easy Christmas activity that kids of all ages can participate in and make something uniquely theirs at this time of the year.

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Supplies needed to make a cute stocking craft with this Decorate a Stocking printable
This is what we used to make our stocking craft from the printable coloring page.

Supplies Needed

Directions to Make Your Stocking Paper Craft

Step 1 – Download & Print

You can use regular printer paper for this stocking craft and black ink. Print out one sheet for each stocking you want to make.

Here is the printable stocking template or stocking coloring page pdf file:

Step 2 – Cut Out the Stocking Template Pieces

Using scissors, cut out all the pieces for your stocking.

Step 3 – Decorate Your Stocking

Now comes the fun part…start decorating your own stocking!

Here I used crayons, colored pencils and glitter glue to decorate our stocking.

Add Color and Glitter to Decorate a Stocking
Let’s put our stocking all together!

Step 4 – Assemble Your Stocking

Using glue, assemble your stocking pieces together. You can hang your completed stocking using the little paper loop that is included on the printable.

I also used a piece of red card stock or red construction paper to put on the back of my stocking to make it easier to hang, but you can use just the printable if you’d like.

You can also make a stocking that will actually hold treats by cutting out a second sock shape from another printed stocking template or a piece of red construction paper and gluing the two pieces together along the edge. Make sure not to glue the tops of the socks together or you’ll end up without a pocket to put your treats.

Free stocking printable template for Christmas craft  - Kids Activities Blog - pdf of printable stocking shown
Let’s use the printable template different ways!

Use the Printable Stocking Template Different Ways

1. Felt Stocking Template

There are so many fun ways to decorate a stocking. If you’d like to make a stocking a little more fancy, try using the printable as a template to create your own felt stocking and decorate with buttons and sequins.  

Related: Make kids Christmas stockings with this easy no-sew tutorial

2. Use the Stocking Template as a Stocking Coloring Page

This stocking printable for Christmas can double as a stocking coloring page.

Related: Color our stocking coloring page for holiday fun

Have fun, get creative and then hang them up for everyone to see!

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How did your paper stocking craft turn out?

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