Adorable Gnome Puppets

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These adorable Valentine’s Day gnome puppets are a great indoor craft activity for children. Kids love making gnome crafts- and these Valentine gnomes are the perfect Valentine craft for kids!

Simply print out the template and follow the instructions below to create this cute Valentine gnome puppets.

Children can enjoy making their gnome puppets, and then use their imaginations to make a gnome story for their puppets.

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How to make gnome puppets:


  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Template


Print the template and select the colored papers you’d like for your gnome puppet.

The template includes hat, body, nose, beard, braids and heart shapes.

Trace the template patterns on the chosen colored papers, then cut the shapes out.

For the male gnome, glue the a nose near the top of the beard.

For the female gnome, glue her nose near the top of her body. 

(See photo below for exact placement.)

Glue the beard onto the top of the male gnome’s body.

Glue toe braids to the sides of the female gnome’s body.

Gather the gnome hats and all of the heart cutouts.

Attach the hearts onto the paper hats however you like..

Glue the hats on top of the gnomes bodies, slightly overlapping the nose, as shown below. 

Attach the gnomes onto popsicle sticks to complete the gnome puppets. 

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