This year for our first grade classroom party we were looking for another Christmas craft. But we also needed to inexpensively wrap the ornament the kids would be making, so why not kill 2 birds with one stone? I looked around online and found a few cute Christmas gift bag crafts, but none were free printables, or they were much too complex for a first grader. So I designed my own Christmas gift bag craft!
I drew these pieces in Photoshop. They’re outlines here (just open each linked image full size to print) so your kiddos can easily color them in with crayons to be cut out. If you want to use these pieces with your Cricut or Silhouette you an easily import them, just don’t cut out the insides.
Note, I have a Cricut Maker, I cut out each color on the machine in different colors of card stock and then glued them on to a white or brown lunch bag.
Elf Gift Bag
A few notes about each design:
The picture of the elf standing there would be super cute with a drawn Christmas tree or presents in the background! Encourage your kids to personalize the bag.
On the snowman, the little circles are meant to be uneven since they’re coal. The ribbon for the hat would be cute with a holly or bow accent, I didn’t design on as I felt like it was a bit too much for the time allotted during our classroom party.
The reindeer’s antlers are the same color as the bag, I didn’t really mean for them to be that close (I was surprised by how close the card stock I ordered from Amazon was to the $2 lunch bags from the grocery store). A darker brown would be better if you have it.