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Eagle Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Eagles are beautiful and majestic birds! These birds of prey are amazing hunters since they’re very fast and agile. 

They’re also symbols of freedom, strength, and courage which is why the bald eagle is the United States national bird.

This eagle paper bag puppet would be a great addition to lessons on birds or even Independence Day! Kids can play with it as a puppet or use it as a decoration for the 4th of July.

Looking for ways for your kids to discover more animals? Be sure to check out our animal crafts for kids. The animals range from farm to jungle animals and the crafts vary in difficulty for toddlers to elementary-aged kids.

E Is For Eagle Craft

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With a paper sack and a few basic craft supplies, your little ones will be soaring around in no time. They’ll get to work on their fine motor skills creating this craft and then use their imaginations when playing with it once completed.

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Brown paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Eagle template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
color cut and paste version of eagle paper bag puppet

Directions

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

printed eagle paper bag puppet template with "download the template on the blog" overlay

Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side of the head to the middle of the eagle’s head.

hands gluing eyes onto eagle head

Place the beak in the middle of the head so it is slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.

hands gluing eagle beak onto face

Use a black marker to draw the eyebrows above both eyes.

hands using black marker to draw onto eagle head

Next, glue the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hands gluing eagle head onto paper bag

Take the body of the eagle and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.

hands gluing eagle body onto paper bag

Finish up by gluing the wings to each side of the eagle’s body.

hands gluing feathered arms onto body

We’re sure your kiddos loved this puppet craft! Be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppet crafts while you’re here for even more fun!

hand holding eagle paper bag puppet

Animal Ideas For Kids

Want to keep your kids engaged and excited to learn? Add in some fun animal crafts and activities. They’ll have a blast learning about all sorts of animals and working on skills at the same time.

We have ideas for animal books, crafts, activities, and printables your kids will enjoy and will look forward to doing! Check out some favorites below.

Animal Books For Kids

Reading books to your children is more than just story time before bed. It’s an opportunity for them to develop vital language and cognitive skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Reading helps build vocabulary, improves comprehension, and sparks imagination. It also teaches empathy, as children learn to relate to characters and their experiences.

Grab these popular books from your library or grab them from Amazon to add to your home collection!

Bear Can’t Wait– If your child loves the Bear series of books, they’ll want to read the newest one where Bear plans a special surprise for Hare!

A Walk Through the Woods– This beautiful and intricate children’s book will keep children engaged and wanting to turn the page!

Owl Babies– Kids will relate to the message of this cute little book. In it, owl babies are waiting and worrying, will Mommy return? There’s a great resolution and fun illustrations as well.

two examples of finished eagle paper bag puppet

Animal Crafts For Kids

Crafting is a fun and engaging activity, plus it’s a way for kids to gain decision-making skills, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Crafting also reinforces how to recognize patterns, shapes, and colors while exploring new mediums.

Kids take pride in their work and build confidence when they get to show off their creativity and artistic skills in a completed craft! There are so many cool animal crafts to make, so try adding in some or all of the animal craft ideas below:

Squirrel Craft – Scamper on over to check out this adorable squirrel paper craft. This is a fun craft for kids of all ages that would be perfect to do at home, school, or daycare. Grab the free printable and gather the nuts and supplies for your squirrel!

Mouse Handprint Craft – Your little ones will love this craft since it takes their handprint and turns it into a cute mouse! Use this craft in conjunction with lessons on the letter M, when reading the If You Give a Mouse series, or talking about the animal kingdom great and small!

animal craft ideas for kids image collage

Paper Plate Skunk Craft – Learn about these adorable animals and their defense mechanisms with this craft made from an everyday household item. Kids will transform a plain paper plate into a happy and cute skunk.

Paper Bag Owl Craft – Here’s another awesome bird of prey for the kiddos to learn about! This craft will have kids decorate a paper bag to look like an owl ready to fly off to hunt! Customize the owl in any color your child wants like brown, orange, or white for a snowy owl!

Animal Activities For Kids

Introduce kids to various animals with our animal do a dot printables. These pages are great to print out when you need a no-prep activity kids can do independently.

They’ll keep kids engaged and working on fine motor skills, counting, the alphabet, and more! This set of 29 worksheets is filled with coloring pages, counting pages, and letter worksheets.

Grab the crayons and these animal color by numbers for an activity that will be a hit. These pages are a great way for kids to practice number and color recognition as they color in each space to reveal 7 different animals!

hand holding eagle paper bag puppet with another one in the background

Kids will love coloring in these 5 different fox coloring pages. Each sheet includes an adorable fox illustration and a simple sentence for kids clever as foxes to practice reading.

Download and print these coloring pages to use with any animal unit study or when you just need something quick and easy to entertain the kids with.

Let’s play a game of I Spy with these forest animal I Spy printables! Kids will search for different animals found in the forest with 6 different pages.

There are 3 easy versions for beginners and 3 harder versions for kids that can easily count up to 10.

two side by side examples of finished eagle paper bag puppet

Share With Us

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

For a chance to have your child’s project 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!

hand holding eagle paper bag puppet with another one in the background

Eagle Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This eagle paper bag puppet would be a great addition to lessons on birds or even Independence Day!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Brown paper bag
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Marker
  • Eagle template

Instructions

  1. Download the eagle template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Start by gluing the eyes, one on each side of the head to the middle of the eagle's head. hands gluing eyes onto eagle head
  3. Place the beak in the middle of the head so it is slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
  4. Use a black marker to draw the eyebrows above both eyes. hands using black marker to draw onto eagle head
  5. Next, glue the head to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  6. Take the body of the eagle and glue it to the main portion of the brown bag.
  7. Finish up by gluing the wings to each side of the eagle's body. hands gluing feathered arms onto body

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Jennifer Valenzona

Wednesday 3rd of July 2024

Cute animal puppet... Very helpful

Sam

Friday 5th of July 2024

Glad you think so!

Lucy

Wednesday 19th of June 2024

May I have the template for the eagle paper bag craft? thank you- Lucy

Sam

Wednesday 19th of June 2024

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Arla

Monday 13th of November 2023

I absolutely love the paper bag templates. I'm working with my kids on the book Balloons on Broadway. The templates are going to be perfect to create our own balloons.

Sam

Monday 13th of November 2023

Oh, great! So glad you can use it for what you need!

Misty Hernandez

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Love these they are so cute

Sam

Friday 3rd of November 2023

Thanks so much! And thanks for stopping by!

Claudia Pinto

Saturday 29th of July 2023

I love all the paper bag animals, I am going to make them all with my toddlers class.

Sam

Monday 31st of July 2023

Oh, yay!

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