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Grinch Paper Craft

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An easy Grinch paper craft for preschoolers and older kids to make for Christmas.

If the Grinch is a favorite character in your family and your kids read the book or watched the movies, you should try making this cute Grinch craft with them. It’s simple, made only with paper and it comes with a template. 

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RELATED: You may also want to take a look at this handprint Grinch card and the paper plate Grinch craft for more ideas of Christmas crafts for your kids.

Paper crafts are not only easy (like the rest of our crafts for kids) but also a great opportunity for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice their scissors cutting skills.

Nevertheless, this craft isn’t only for them, it’s for kids of all ages. Because who can resist the green furry monster with his big smile and heart?

Grinch paper craft for kids with template

We watched the original Grinch movie last week for the first time. My kindergartner was afraid of the Grinch at the beginning. He was familiar with the song so knew to expect a mean character. But in the end he told me how much he loved the story.

Next day when the boys got home from school, I was waiting for them with a Grinch craft idea and template. We spent the afternoon making this craft and we all loved it.

Grinch the movie

I enjoy reading behind the scenes and there are some cool fun facts about the “How Grinch stole Christmas” movie.

Like putting on the entire costume for the first time took Jim Carey eight hours and a half.

So a professional, who was specialized in training CIA agents to endure torture, was hired to teach Carey distraction tactics.

What mostly helped the actor go through the movie was listening to the Bee Gees.

Grinch Paper Craft

paper Grinch craft with printable template

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How to make the paper Grinch craft


The Grinch template comes with two versions:

1. home template – print the template, cut out the patterns and trace them on appropriate colored paper

2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.

This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR HOME CRAFTING

Print the home template.

Cut out the patterns and trace them on construction paper.

Grinch template

To make the Grinch’s heart craft you will need 1 green body, 1 green face, 1 red hat, 1 big light green heart, 1 small red heart, 2 yellow eyes, 4 white circles and 1 white hat pom pom.

Grinch body

Start by gluing the green body at the bottom of a black 12″ x 12″ cardstock paper.

Grinch head

Add the head on top of the body.

Grinch hat

Glue the red hat on top of the head and fold it.

Hat pom pom

Add the 4 white circles at the bottom of the hat and the big white pom pom.

Grinch green heart

Let’s add Grinch’s heart. First goes the big light green heart.

Grinch red heart

The small red heart goes on top of the green heart.

Grinch eyes

Last thing to glue is the eyes.

Easy paper Grinch

Use a black marker to draw the pupils, nose, smile and all the other details.

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS FOR CLASSROOM CRAFTING

Print the classroom template on corresponding colored paper. The body and face are printed on green paper, the hat and small heart on red paper, the big heart on light green paper, the eyes on yellow paper and the circles on white paper.

To make the Grinch’s heart craft each student will need 1 green body, 1 green face, 1 red hat, 1 big light green heart, 1 small red heart, 2 yellow eyes, 4 white circles and 1 white hat pom pom.

Start by gluing the green body at the bottom of a black 12″ x 12″ cardstock paper.

Add the head on top of the body.

Glue the red hat on top of the head and fold it.

Add the 4 white circles at the bottom of the hat and the big white pom pom.

Let’s add Grinch’s heart. First goes the big light green heart. The small red heart goes on top of the green heart.

Last thing to glue is the eyes.

Use a black marker to draw the pupils, nose, smile and all the other details.

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