How to Make Paper Bag Puppets

Create paper bag puppets if you're looking for an easy craft. You can make them as simple or as intricate as you want or to match your child's age and skill level. Here are the basic instructions to get you started crafting puppets.

Paper Bag Puppets
Ingredients You Will Need
Paper lunch bags
Construction paper or construction paper scraps
Glue
Scissors
Crayons or markers
Add-ons: buttons, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, pom poms, ribbon, fabric scraps, etc.

Flip you bag over so that the folded base is face-up at the top. This will be the face of your puppet-you will be able to slip your hand inside and make the mouth move.

For a rounded face, fold the square edges of the flap under.

Cut out pieces from construction paper to form ears, a nose, eyes, tongue and so on.

Glue the pieces on where appropriate. If you have a tongue, stick it on underneath the flap so you only see it when you make your puppet talk.

Think about what else your puppet needs. If you've created a person, you might want to cut out construction paper arms and legs gluing them to the sides of the paper bags. Spots could look cute on a dog and a curly pipe cleaner tail would be perfect for a pig.

Play with your puppet. Slip your hand into one of the paper bag puppets, get the creative juices flowing and put on a show.

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