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Nine Incredible Paper Bag Puppets to Make!

Have Some Fun With Our Easy Paper Bag Puppets!

Paper bags aren't just for carrying your lunch anymore! That's right....we made some really cute animal puppets and we want to share them with you.

No fancy materials needed...whatever you have at home will do!

Check out our gallery, find the puppet you want to make, print out our free puppet patterns and you're on your way!
Cat Puppet
Cat Puppet
Elephant Puppet
Elephant Puppet
Dog Puppet
Dog Pupppet

Keep in mind that your imagination is the key!

Combine your ideas with our step-by-step instructions and free patterns and you can improvise on our puppets! We've listed what you'll need further down the page. The first step is to decide which of our puppets you want to make.

Raccoon Puppet
Raccoon Puppet
Pig Puppet
Pig Puppet
Wolf Puppet
Wolf Puppet

How to Make a Giraffe Paper Bag Puppet
Paper Bag Puppet Giraffe
Elmo Paper Bag Puppet
Elmo Template-1
Elmo Template-2
How to Make a Horse Paper Bag Puppet
Paper Bag Puppet Horse

How to Make a Sheep Paper Bag Puppet
Paper Bag Puppets Sheep
How to Make a Monkey Paper Bag Puppet
Paper Bag Puppets Monkey
How to Make a Bunny Paper Bag Puppet
Paper Bag Puppets Bunny

All set? Here's what you'll need:


  • A printer--our templates come in pdf form
  • A brown paper bag (we used lunch bags from Target)
  • Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick, white glue or a glue gun (adult supervision required)
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pompoms
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils (your choice)


    Click on your favorite puppet and you'll be directed to the template page. Print out the template on either plain white paper or colored construction paper.

    Using your scissors, cut out the template. Color and decorate the pattern pieces in any way you wish. Make the puppet your own!

    Place the brown paper bag flap side up and start gluing the pattern pieces to it. Refer to our photos for help here.

    That's it....let everything dry before you start playing and performing with your paper bag puppet!

    Would you like to share your puppets with us?

    We'd love to see your finished product. Maybe you "tweaked" our patterns and came up with some AMAZING ideas of your own! Don't be shy.

    Join our Real Kids Club and submit your craft ideas!

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