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Dog Paper Bag Puppet [Free Template]

There’s nothing that kids love more than dogs and this dog paper bag puppet craft is a great way to explore their creativity.

This craft is fun, but it’s also good for kids because it helps them develop skills in a variety of ways.

It can help young children learn about shapes, colors, and animals.

Kids can use the puppet as an extension of themselves to act out stories they create and express their creativity.

They will also have lots of opportunities to practice using scissors by cutting out the pieces needed for the project!

We’re also giving you a free printable template so it’s easy to recreate with your kids or students.

If you like this activity, be sure to browse through all of our paper bag puppets for even more ideas!

Easy Dog Craft

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

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding paper bag dog craft template

Create the dogs’ head by gluing the face stripe to the top of the head.

hand gluing head stripe to paper bag dog craft

Position the eyes on either side of the strip and glue them right next to the curve of the line.

hand gluing eye to paper bag dog craft

Next, glue the chin so it’s slightly overhanging the bottom of the dog’s head.

hand gluing chin to paper bag dog craft

Place the mouth over the bottom of the face stripe and the top of the chin. Glue it in place.

hand gluing mouth to paper bag dog craft

Take the nose and glue it to the top of the mouth piece.

hand gluing nose to paper bag dog craft

Make the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them, one on each side, to the back of the head.

hand gluing inner ear to paper bag dog craft
hand gluing ear to paper bag dog craft

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

hand gluing head to paper bag dog craft

Create the dog’s body by gluing the body stripe to the main body piece.

hand gluing body stripe to paper bag dog craft

Finish up by gluing the stripe to the middle of the body piece. Next, glue the entire body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to paper bag dog craft

Now let your kids put on a fun puppet show!

hand holding paper bag dog craft

Pet Unit For Kids

Do you want to create a pet unit for kids around this dog paper bag puppet craft? If so, keep reading below for some simple and fun activities.

Reading aloud is great for kids! It helps kids get better at listening, helps develop a love of books, and to learn new vocabulary. Because of these reasons, we suggest starting all new units with books!

Below are some of our favorite pet books for kids:

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 is 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!

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Crafting can be beneficial in many different ways, such as improving concentration skills, boosting self-esteem, or increasing focus levels. It also allows kids an opportunity to explore more of the arts which develops their creative thinking process even further. Doing crafts is a great way for children to engage their sense of creativity and explore the world around them!

For more ideas, try out some of our favorite pet-themed crafts:

paper bag dog craft

Kids love to play with blocks. These pet pattern block mats help them learn shapes and identify patterns while fostering their fine motor skills. This is a great STEM activity that your child will enjoy! Plus, it’s perfect if you’re looking for ways to keep your kids occupied during the summer break or on rainy days!

Playing with play dough is a blast! It’s great for sensory and creative play, while also helping to develop hand-eye coordination in children of all ages! Your kids will get hours of fun out of this pet play dough kit!

This vet play set is a great way to get kids of all ages into their creative minds and let them explore veterinary medicine. The kit includes a stethoscope, syringe, bandages, and more for hours of imaginative play!

More Animal Ideas For Kids

2 paper bag dog crafts

Dog Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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

Give your kids a great way to learn about pets. This paper bag dog craft is made with materials you already have in the house and can be done by preschoolers all the way up to elementary children!

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the dog template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Create the dogs' head by gluing the face stripe to the top of the head.
  3. Position the eyes on either side of the strip and glue them right next to the curve of the line.
  4. Next, glue the chin so it's slightly overhanging the bottom of the dog's head.
  5. Place the mouth over the bottom of the face stripe and the top of the chin. Glue it in place.
  6. Take the nose and glue it to the top of the mouth piece.
  7. Make the ears by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears. Take the completed ears and glue them, one on each side, to the back of the head.
  8. Now take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  9. Create the dog's body by gluing the body stripe to the main body piece.
  10. Finish up by gluing the stripe to the middle of the body piece. Next, glue the entire body piece to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

Dog Paper Bag Puppet Template

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Jane Blasingame

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

very adorable, can't wait to make

Sam

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

Thanks so much! Have fun!

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