I teach an arts & crafts workshop once a month for kids 3-6yrs old. One of our sessions was all about puppet making, we made felt puppets and paper bag puppets. I decided to post this particular paper bag puppet because it was a huge hit with our 3yr olds.
First gather your supplies.
*1 paper lunch bag
*glue stick or liquid glue
*scissors (you will need to cut the pieces for your child)
*circle punch (I am horrible at cutting a perfect circle, so I like to use the cutter)
Paper Bag Puppet Supplies
I used three different color pieces of construction paper. I did that so that the kids could identify them easier, but you can use one large piece of paper to cut all of the shapes from. If you are only going to use one color, use white so that they can color the pieces themselves.
Next, draw the shapes on the paper. You will need:
* 2 wings
*1 large triangle
*1 small triangle
*2 circles (about the size of a silver dollar)
A COPY OF THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND HERE:
Draw the Puppet Shapes
Then, cut all of the shapes out. If your child is of age to use scissors, let them cut the pieces.
Before you begin gluing on the shapes, make sure the fold of the paper bag is facing up. Glue the large triangle first. Then the yellow triangle (for the beak), then glue on the white circles.
Then, flip the owl over and glue on the wings and the tail.
Flip the owl back over, stick the eye stickers on, or draw them in. Let your child color or decorate the owl with stickers.
Completed Owl Puppet
Show your child how the puppet works by putting your hand inside the bag and moving the fold up & down to make the puppet “talk”. Even better, gather the family, make several puppets and have a puppet show!
Magnus coloring his puppet in a recent Dabble Workshop
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I will be posting tons of craft project ideas for kids so be sure to check back. 🙂