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Paper Bag Puppets Project

Time: 1 Class Period
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Chenille Stems
Wiggle Eyes
Assorted Craft Papers
Paper Bags
Glue and/or Glue Stick

Create unique puppets using paper bags!


  • Step 1
    Let your students pick their favorite color of paper bag.
  • Step 2
    Set out all the "ingredients" onto a table "buffet style" so students can pick and choose (plastic containers and Zip Lock bags make great storage for all these items).
  • Step 3
    Explain what some of the items can be used for, but tell your students that they can come up with their own ideas. You may be surprised at how unique some of the puppets will be!
  • Step 4
    Cut out clothes, hair and facial features.
  • Step 5
    Glue or glue stick the parts onto the paper bags.
  • Optional Tip 1
    When done, have a puppet show, you can even make a theater out of old cardboard boxes.
  • Optional Tip 2
    Tell students to make a "self-portrait" puppet.
  • Optional Tip 3
    Have students make their entire families into paper bag puppets.

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