As young kids all over the country head back to school, there’s one thing on all of their minds: fun!
And what better way to celebrate the beginning of a new school year than with a fun and easy craft project?
This crayon paper bag puppet is perfect for kids of all ages and can be easily made with just a few supplies.
It’s not only super cute, but it’s also great for pretend play. Kids can use their imaginations to bring their puppets to life and tell all sorts of stories.
Plus, it’s a great way to use those old paper bags that are taking up space in your kitchen cabinets. So gather up your supplies and let’s get started!
Also, be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for more fun ideas.
Crayon Puppet Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayon template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the crayon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the top of the crayon wrapper and glue it to the top of the crayon. Next, take one of the black strips and glue it near the bottom of the wrapper.
Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off.
Place the mouth in the middle of the crayon top and glue it on top of the black strip.
Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the crayon top, just above the mouth.
Position the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
Take the bottom of the crayon wrapper and glue it to the main piece of the brown bag.
Place the bottom of the crayon on the bottom of the wrapper and glue it in place. Glue the 2nd black strip just above the bottom of the crayon piece.
Glue the label in the middle of the crayon wrapper, above the 2nd black strip.
Finish up by gluing the top of the crayon to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Isn’t this such a cute back to school craft? Kids are going to love it!
Back To School Ideas
Fall is a great time to learn, and what better way to learn than with a back to school themed unit? You can create a unit that is full of fun activities that will help your young kids learn all about the fall season and back to school.
So get ready to learn and have some fun with these ideas!
Fall Books For Kids
So next time you’re looking for some fun storytime activities with your little one, grab a book from your shelf and read to them! Below are some of the top fall-themed books for kids.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Fall & Back To School Crafts
Some may see crafting as a calm and relaxing activity, but for young children, it is so much more! Crafting helps children to express their creativity, work on their fine motor skills, and learn to follow instructions.
It is also a great opportunity for them to socialize with their classmates and learn to work cooperatively. And of course, it is always enjoyable to see the final product of their efforts. Try adding in some of these fall and back to school craft ideas:
Paper Plate Apple Craft – This craft is such a fun way for kids to learn about apples and the fall season! They can paint the paper plate red or green, then cut and glue on construction paper leaves and a stem. It’s a great way to get them excited about the new school year and all the fun that comes with it! Plus, it makes a great decoration for your child’s desk or the fridge.
Acorn Craft For Kids – This acorn craft is simple enough for even young children to do, and it’s a great way to work on fine motor skills! Grab the free template and make it this spring.
Handprint Fall Tree Craft – Fall is a wonderful time of year to celebrate nature’s bounty with your family. One fun way to do this is by making handprint trees. This makes a beautiful keepsake that kids can hang on the fridge or give to grandparents. Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about the changing seasons.
Fall Activities For Kids
Fall is a great time to learn new things and what better way to do that than with some fun worksheets? Kids can practice counting, graphing, colors, letter recognition, and more with these fall worksheets for preschool. And they’ll have so much fun doing it, that they won’t even realize they’re learning! So go ahead and print out some fall worksheets for your little learners.
It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the back to school supplies and get ready for a new year of learning. However, going back to school can also be a stressful time for kids. To help ease the transition, try playing this back to school bingo game. This game can be played by families at home or in the classroom, and it’s a great way to get everyone excited about the new school year!
As the leaves begin to change color, it’s time to get out the crayons and colored pencils! These fall color by sight word worksheets are a fun way for kids to learn sight words while also practicing their fine motor skills. Simply print out the pages and have your child color in the picture according to the key.
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
Crayon Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids
This crayon paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids as they head back to school. It's a great way to get creative and have some fun pretend playtime.
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayon template
- Download the crayon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the top of the crayon wrapper and glue it to the top of the crayon. Next, take one of the black strips and glue it near the bottom of the wrapper.
- Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off.
- Place the mouth in the middle of the crayon top and glue it on top of the black strip.
- Next, glue the eyes in the middle of the crayon top, just above the mouth.
- Position the cheeks on either side of the mouth and glue them in place.
- Take the bottom of the crayon wrapper and glue it to the main piece of the brown bag.
- Place the bottom of the crayon on the bottom of the wrapper and glue it in place. Glue the 2nd black strip just above the bottom of the crayon piece.
- Glue the label in the middle of the crayon wrapper, above the 2nd black strip.
- Finish up by gluing the top of the crayon to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.