20+ Free & Fun Paper Bag Puppets for Kids

Paper bag puppets for kids to make
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One of my favorite things about crafting is that you can take something ordinary, something as simple as a brown paper bag, and turn it into something original like an axolotl or a firefly. But who says you have to stop there? You can make sports players, a shark, even a robot! Anything is possible with these paper bag puppets.

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Fun Facts about Puppets

  • There are several different kids of puppets including hand puppets (like these ones), marionettes, and shadow puppets.
  • There is something called thereputic puppetry which teaches others how to identify and express their feelings.
  • Some famous puppet shows include Sesame Street and The Muppets.

You can read more fun facts about puppets when you visit HERE.

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20+ paper bag puppets for kids

Need some inspiration? Here are more than 20 paper bag puppets to make…

1. Paper Bag Acorn Craft

PAPER BAG ACORN - Paper Bag Puppets
Paper Bag Acron Puppet

This paper bag puppet is the perfect craft the nature unit in your preschool, kindergarten, elementary school or homeschool classroom. You can learn how to make this adorable paper bag acorn craft when you visit our post “Paper Bag Acorn Craft (with FREE Template)“.

2. Paper Bag Firefly Craft

FIREFLY PAPER BAG PUPPET
Paper Bag Firefly Craft – Paper Bag Puppet

This firefly paper bag puppet is a great craft to use up supplies that you already have laying around your house like newspaper and paper lunch bags. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

3. Axolotl Craft Puppet

axolotl craft puppet for kids - Paper Bag Puppet
Axolotl Craft Puppet – Paper Bag Puppet

These adorable creates have quickly become a household favorite due to their unique appearance. You can learn how to make this simple paper bag puppet when you visit our post “Axolotl Craft Puppet (Free Template!)“.

4-10. Inspired Paw Patrol Paper Crafts

PAW PATROL PAPER CRAFTS
Paw Patrol Puppets

One of the most popular children television shows to air in the 21st century is Paw Patrol. That’s why we are confident that your little one will love these paw patrol inspired paper bag puppets whether their favorite character is Skye, Rocky or Marshall. Want to learn how to paper bag puppets for yourself? Click HERE.

11-15. Baby Shark Puppets

SHARK CRAFTS FOR KIDS BABY SHARK PUPPETS WITH FREE TEMPLATES
Baby Shark Puppets

These paper bag puppets are inspired by the song that took the world by storm – “baby shark”. Click HERE to read the full set of instructions.

16. Printable Robot Craft (with Free Template)

PRINTABLE ROBOT CRAFT FOR KIDS
Printable Robot Craft

Thanks to the free printable and easy to read instructions, this craft is perfect for kids of all ages, even preschoolers and kindergarteners. Simply paint the lunch bag silver and mix and match to create your very own robot. Want to learn how to make this paper bag puppet for yourself? Click HERE.

Enjoy the robot puppets video tutorial

17. Gnome Puppet Craft (with Free Template)

GNOME CRAFT
GNOME PUPPET CRAFT – PAPER BAG PUPPET

Your little ones will have so much fun creating and playing with this gnome paper bag puppet. Visit “Gnome Craft (with Free Template)” to learn how to make this gnome puppet craft with your preschooler, kindergartener, elementary schooler or homeschooler.

18. Tennis Player Puppet

Tennis Craft for Kids Paper Bag Puppet
Tennis Player Puppet – Paper Bag Puppet

This tennis player puppet is a great craft for all the little athletes in your life. Have your little one make their favorite player or themselves (It’s so important for our kids to see themselves represented). Click HERE to learn how to make this paper bag puppet.

19. Baseball Player Puppet

Baseball Craft Paper Bag Puppet Player
BASEBALL CRAFT PUPPET – PAPER BAG PUPPET

Do you have a little baseball player in your life? Then check out this paper bag puppet! You can read the full set of instructions when you visit “Baseball Craft Player Puppet (with FREE Template)“.

20. Basketball Player Puppet

basketball craft paper bag puppet with free template
BASKETBALL CRAFT PUPPET – PAPER BAG PUPPET

Whether your little one is a basketball player or just a fan, we know that they will love making this paper bag puppet. It only takes a few simple supplies that you probably already have lying around your house (or in your bag). Click HERE to learn how to make this fun craft.

21. Football Player Puppet

Football Puppet Craft for Kids
Football Player Puppet – Paper Bag Puppet

This football player puppet is the perfect craft for imaginary play. Make one for yourself or a whole team for you and your friends. You can learn how to make this craft when you click HERE.

22. Hockey Player Puppet

hockey craft player puppet with free template
HOCKEY CRAFT PLAYER PUPPET

When you ask your kids what they want to be when they grow up, how do they respond. Some want to be firefighters or doctors while others want to be sports players. This hockey player puppet is the perfect craft for all the future hockey players in your life. You can read the full set of instructions when you visit “Hockey Craft Player Puppet (FREE Template)“.

23. Shape Paper Bag Puppet

SHAPE PAPER BAG PUPPETS
SHAPE PAPER BAG PUPPETS

Is your preschooler or kindergartener struggling with shape identification? These shape puppets are a great way to give them a boost. Help them name each shape as they create a piece of artwork that is just as unique as they are. Click HERE to learn how to make this craft yourself!

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