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Bird Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s always a great day when kids get to make something!

Whether they’re painting, drawing, or creating with paper bags, crafting is fun and beneficial.

Today we’re sharing this fun bird paper bag puppet craft that will bring joy to kids of all ages.

This paper bag bird puppet is great for units studies on birds, Australian animals, and even just kids who love cockatiels!

Kids can work on their fine motor skills while they’re creating this project. Plus, once they make the puppet, kids can use them to act out animal stories or tell a story of how birds migrate!

There are endless fun and educational ways to use these cute critters!

And, if you need more ideas, be sure to browse through all of our paper bag puppets!

Paper Bird Puppet

paper bag bird craft image collage with the words paper bag bird

Supplies

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Bird template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the bird template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper bag bird template

Start off by creating the bird’s head by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head.

hand gluing eye to paper bag bird craft

Position the beak in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.

hand gluing beak to paper bag bird craftr bag bird craft

Glue the cheeks on the outside of each eye.

hand gluing cheek to paper bag bird craft

Now, take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag bird craft

Place the body of the bird on the main part of the brown paper bag and glue it in place.

hand gluing body to paper bag bird craft

Take the wings and position them with the longest part of the wing on the body and the shortest part hanging off the sides. Glue it in place.

hand gluing wing to paper bag bird craft

Your child is done! We’re sure they’ll have fun with this cute craft.

hand holding paper bag bird craft

Pet Unit For Kids

Want to create a themed unit around this craft? We’ve got lots of ideas to get you started.

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win win situation!

Can I Be Your Dog? – This is the cutest storybook about a dog named Arfy who’s a homeless dog. Follow his journey to finding the right family to adopt him!

Strictly No Elephants – When a boy and his pet elephant are denied entrance to a special club, they set out to create their own all-inclusive pet club! This a great story of being a true friend!

If You Give A Cat A Cupcake – Kids who love the classic If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, will love this cat version! See all the silly things this cat needs!

paper bag bird crafts

Crafting helps kids explore their creativity, learn how to problem-solve, and work with various materials. It also teaches them patience and discipline which are important skills in life. Whether you’re a parent who’s looking for some creative ideas or a teacher trying to find fun activities that will engage your students, the following list is great for pet units:

Your kids will love these pet pattern block mats. These colorful mats are an easy way for your little ones to have endless hours of learning fun on rainy days or at home on a weekend morning. The best part is that they can use them again and again!

paper bag bird craft

This dog-themed preschool name activity is a fun way for children as young as 3 years old to learn their own name! Simply print out this free template and follow our easy instructions on how best use this activity with your little one!

For a sensory activity, add in this pet play dough kit. It helps kids explore their creative side while also developing fine motor skills through tactile sensory activities like kneading, rolling, cutting, and more!

This vet pretend play set is an awesome tool for kids to explore dramatic play and make-believe while also getting excited about science! It comes with everything you need for hours of fun animal care and pet doctoring.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Bird Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Get ready for some creative fun for your kids. They'll love creating this bird paper bag puppet craft!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Bird template

Instructions

  1. Download the bird template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start off by creating the bird's head by gluing the eyes to the middle of the head.
  3. Position the beak in between and slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
  4. Glue the cheeks on the outside of each eye.
  5. Now, take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  6. Place the body of the bird on the main part of the brown paper bag and glue it in place.
  7. Take the wings and position them with the longest part of the wing on the body and the shortest part hanging off the sides. Glue it in place.

Bird Template

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