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Doctor Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Kids have a natural curiosity about the world. This is great because kids are always asking questions (even if we wish they would stop sometimes!).

One question kids ask all the time is “What should I be when I grow up?” A doctor? A baker? A scientist?

Kids love community helpers so we made this doctor paper bag puppet craft that’s perfect for a classroom activity or a rainy day at home.

Kids will love this paper bag puppet craft because it’s fun and imaginative.

With the free printable template, it’ll be a breeze to make. Let your child’s imagination run wild as they pretend to be a doctor!

Doctor Craft

paper bag doctor craft image collage with the words doctor puppet craft

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding doctor puppet craft template

Take the hair and glue it to the top of the head.

hand gluing hair to head of doctor puppet craft

Create the body by gluing the pants to the bottom of the shirt piece.

hand gluing pants to doctor puppet craft

Next, place the shoes at the bottom of the pants and glue them down.

hand gluing shoes to doctor puppet craft

Create the doctor coat by gluing the sides to the doctor’s body.

hand gluing coat to doctor puppet craft

Glue the completed body to the base of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to doctor puppet craft

Place the completed head on the flap portion of the brown page and glue it down.

hand gluing head to doctor puppet craft

Create the head mirror by gluing the outer head mirror to the mirror band. Next, glue the inner mirror to the center of the outer mirror.

hand gluing outer mirror to head mirror band of doctor craft
hand gluing inner mirror to outer mirror of doctor craft

Position the completed head mirror in the middle of the hair and glue it in place. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.

hand gluing head mirror to doctor puppet craft

Make the arms by gluing the hands to the arms.

hand gluing hand to arm of doctor puppet craft

Finish up by gluing the arms to the sides of the paper bag.

hand gluing arm to doctor puppet craft

This is such a fun community helpers craft!

hand holding girl doctor puppet craft

Community Helpers Ideas

One of the most fun unit studies for kids is one that focuses on community helpers. It’s a great way for kids to learn about all the different people who help keep their community running smoothly.

Plus, it’s a great opportunity for kids to get to know their own community helpers, like their police officers, firefighters, and librarians.

Below are some great ideas to get you started!

Community Helpers Books

Let’s Meet A Police Officer – Kids love learning about police officers and what they do to keep us safe. This book is the perfect way to teach kids about these brave men and women. Through enjoyable stories and illustrations, kids will learn about the important work that police officers do every day. They’ll also learn about the different tools and equipment that police officers use to do their job. This book is a great way to introduce kids to the brave men and women who keep our communities safe.

Delivering Your Mail – The mail carrier is one of the most important people in the community. They help to connect people by delivering letters and packages. This book is gives a peek into the life of a mail carrier. It’s a great way to help young kids understand what it is maill carriers do!

Whose Hands Are These? – Kids will love testing their detective skills with this book about community helpers. On each page, they’ll find a series of clues that will help them guess who the mystery helper is. With fun illustrations and simple text, this book is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.

Community Helpers Crafts

2 doctor puppet crafts

Police Officer Paper Bag Puppet – This police paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids who love pretend play. They can help the community by keeping things safe and orderly! It’s a fun way to learn about what police officers do.

Dog Headband Craft – Learn about what veterinarians do then have the kids make this fun project! It’s a great way to show your support for our community helpers.

Community Helpers Activities

Firefighters are one of the most popular community helpers among kids. And what’s not to love? They help keep us safe, they ride cool trucks, and they even get to use huge hoses! Now, kids can get a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter with this fun firefighter playdough kit.

hand holding boy doctor puppet craft

These community helpers worksheets are perfect for kids who want to learn more about the important people in their neighborhood. With fun activities like beginning sound practice and handwriting, as well as visual discrimination, these worksheets will keep kids entertained while they learn.

These pretend play vet clinic printables are perfect for kids who love animals and want to learn more about what it takes to be a veterinarian. With this activity, they can pretend to treat sick animals, perform check-ups, and more!

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!

Activities For Kids

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Doctor Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This fun paper bag puppet is a great way to teach kids about community helpers. Let your child's imagination run wild as they pretend to be a doctor!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Doctor template

Instructions

  1. Download the doctor template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Take the hair and glue it to the top of the head.
  3. Create the body by gluing the pants to the bottom of the shirt piece.
  4. Next, place the shoes at the bottom of the pants and glue them down.
  5. Create the doctor's coat by gluing the sides to the doctor's body.
  6. Glue the completed body to the base of the brown paper bag.
  7. Place the completed head on the flap portion of the brown page and glue it down.
  8. Create the head mirror by gluing the outer head mirror to the mirror band. Next, glue the inner mirror to the center of the outer mirror.
  9. Position the completed head mirror in the middle of the hair and glue it in place. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
  10. Make the arms by gluing the hands to the arms.
  11. Finish up by gluing the arms to the sides of the paper bag.

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Doctor Puppet Template

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