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Paper Bag Puppets For Kids

Paper bag puppets can be super fun to make with the kids. If your looking for a duck or frog craft for preschoolers then look no further. Here are two fantastic and easy paper bag crafts that are simple and fun to make.

I never made a paper bag puppet as a child but it’s something that as an adult I find fascinating. Not only is it a great recycle art, paper bag crafts can be doubled up as gift bags for parties or they could be used in a classroom display.

I do hope you love this. We have a free paper bag puppet template so don’t forget to go and download this!

Enjoy.

Paper Bag Craft

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Supplies Needed For To Make Paper Bag Puppets

 

Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm,Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm,BagDream 25PCS Shopping Bag 8x4.75x10.5BagDream 25PCS Shopping Bag 8×4.75×10.5Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), 20716 Pool BlueApple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), 20716 Pool Blue

How To Make Your Duck Paper Bag Craft

I will now share a step by step guide to demonstrate these easy paper bag crafts. I’ll share the paper bag duck first followed by the frog craft.

Step One – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Print out the template. Cut the template out. Trace the body of the duck onto yellow cardstock and cut out.

Duck Paper Bag puppet

Step Two – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Cut the head from the duck template, trace onto yellow cardstock and cut out.

Trace the wings onto yellow card stock and cut out.

Trace the beak and the feet onto orange card stock and cut out.

Step One - Duck Craft For Preschoolers 

Step Three – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Cut a small strip of yellow and orange cardstock. Glue the beak and googly eyes onto the duck’s head.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Step Four – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Fold the small strip of yellow cardstock into the shape of an M.

Glue the folded strip of cardstock onto the duck’s body and the other side onto the head.

paper bag puppets

Step Five – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Glue the wings onto the duck, slightly flapping them up.

Fold the small strip of orange cardstock into the shape of an M. (do this 2x)

Duck Paper Bag puppet

 

Step Six – Duck Craft For Preschoolers

Glue the folded strips of cardstock onto the duck’s body and the other side onto the feet.

Set the duck aside.

How To Make Your Frog Paper Bag Craft

To make the frog paper bag puppet you will need to use the frog puppet template.

Step One – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Trace the body of the frog onto green card stock and cut out.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Step Two – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Cut the head and legs from the frog template, trace onto a darker green card stock and cut out. Refer to the photos.

Cut a small strip of green card stock.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Step Three – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Glue the front legs onto the frog.

Frog paper bag template

Step Four – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Glue the back legs onto the frog.

Only glue at the edge and flap up the rest of the legs for a 3D look. Refer to the photo.

Frog Paper Bag puppet

Step Five – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Glue googly eyes onto the frog’s face. Use a black marker to draw on a mouth and nostril holes. Cut small pink circles and glue onto the frog’s cheeks.

Frog Paper Bag puppet

Step Six – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Fold the small strip of green cardstock into the shape of an M.

Frog Paper Bag Tutorial

Step Seven – Frog Craft For Preschoolers

Glue the folded strip of card stock onto the frog’s body and the other side onto the head.

Set the frog aside.

Creating The Paper Bag Puddle

Trace the puddle template onto dark blue cardstock and cut out.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Trace the puddle template onto light blue cardstock and cut out strips from it.

Glue the light blue strips onto the puddles.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Glue the Frog and Duck on top of the puddles.

Frog paper craft for preschoolers

Use a foam paint brush to give the white gift bags a thin coat of blue paint.

Duck Paper Bag Tutorial

Allow the paint to dry completely and glue the frog and duck onto the gift bags.

Cut small droplets of water from blue card stock and glue onto the gift bags.

Frog Paper Bag Tutorial

Your paper bag puppets are completed. You can use these as a Puppet or a gift bag.

Paper Bag Craft

Download your Free Paper Bag Puppet Template here!

Paper Bag Craft

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Preschool Craft Supplies

Wooster Brush 3103-2 Foam King Paintbrush, 2-InchWooster Brush 3103-2 Foam King Paintbrush, 2-InchCreativity Street Wiggle Eyes Assorted Sizes, Black, 100-Piece (CKC344602)Creativity Street Wiggle Eyes Assorted Sizes, Black, 100-Piece (CKC344602)Elmer's Glue Stick (E588)Elmer’s Glue Stick (E588)

Duck and frog paper bag craft