Download and print our Christmas stockings template and decorate a stocking! Making and decorating your own Christmas stocking is a breeze with this free kids printable stocking. Decorating stockings 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 - finished decorated paper stocking from printed Christmas stocking template - Kids Activities Blog
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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. Making your own Christmas stocking 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 for Christmas STocking Craft

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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Easy Christmas Stocking Template Craft

Christmas stocking craft from Jen Goode designer

Use this simple Christmas stocking template to create a customized paper Christmas stocking you can decorate or use it as a stocking template for other crafts made from fabric and felt.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $0


  • White printer paper
  • Free stocking template – see red button below to download
  • Things to color the stocking with: watercolor paint, acrylic paint, crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Things to decorate your stocking with: glitter and glue, glitter glue, stickers, etc.
  • (Optional) Second set of stocking printables or red construction paper sheet


  • Scissors or preschool training scissors
  • Glue


  1. Download and print the free Christmas stocking template on paper.
  2. Cut out the stocking template.
  3. Decorate the stocking with crayons, markers, paint, glitter and glue.
  4. Assemble the stocking with glue leaving the top open - you can make a second stocking out of construction paper to use as a stocking back.
  5. Hang as a stocking decoration for Christmas.

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How did your paper stocking craft turn out?

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