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Cute Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet (Free Template)

Kangaroos are one of Australia’s most iconic animals, and their unique traits like a pouch for their babies and bouncing tails make them fascinating for kids to learn about.

If you’re planning a lesson about zoo animals, this kangaroo paper bag puppet craft will be a fantastic addition to your activities. Kids will enjoy making their own kangaroo, then also have a blast pretending to hop around and create their own stories. 

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or caregiver, this craft is sure to bring lots of fun to a zoo day. Plus, it’s a great way to spark creativity and encourage imaginative play. 

Be sure to explore our other zoo animal crafts that are perfect for classroom projects, birthday parties, or rainy day activities.

Kangaroo Craft For Kids

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Ready to hop to it? We’ve created a free template to make this activity super easy. All you need is a paper bag and a few basic supplies to get started. It’s a quick and fun project that kids of all ages will enjoy.

Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the kangaroo template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this kangroo to life!

Hand holding Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet Template

First, encourage your child to glue the inner ears to the center of the outer ear.

Hand gluing inner ears of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Next, help your child to glue the eyes below the eyebrows.

Hand gluing eyes of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Position the cheeks below the eyes and glue them in place.

Hand gluing cheeks of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Guide your child to glue the body of the kangaroo to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

Hand gluing brown paper to paper bag of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Place the belly to the center of the body and glue it in place.

Hand gluing belly of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Now, attach the pouch to the bottom of the belly and only glue the sides down so the pouch appears open.

Hand gluing pouch of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Next, glue the arms to the front and side of the belly.

Hand gluing arms of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Place the feet in the middle of the bag and the side of the body and glue them in place.

Hand gluing feet of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Now, help your child glue the tail to the middle of the bag and the side of the body.

Hand gluing tail of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

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

Hand gluing head of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Be sure to check out our paper bag puppets while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun DIYs like this one!

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Zoo Animal Ideas

There are so many exciting activities that bring the zoo to life at home or in the classroom. We have plenty of ideas that will keep kids entertained and engaged while learning about different zoo animals.

Read on below to discover a collection of animal themed books, creative projects, and fun activities that will have your little ones roaring with delight!

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Zoo Books For Kids

The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.

The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.

Hand holding finished example of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Easy Zoo Crafts

Panda Headband Craft – Add some panda-monium to your DIY session! Kids will look adorable in their completed panda headbands. It’s a simple, fun project that will have them beaming with pride!

Lion Paper Cup Craft – Turn up the creativity to turn an ordinary paper cup into a roaring lion!  Kids will love bringing these majestic creatures to life with our easy to use template.

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Paper Plate Koala Craft – Bring the charm of Australia’s cuddly koalas into your home by painting a paper plate! Kids can create their own adorable koala friend with this simple and enjoyable idea that everyone will have fun with!

Elephant Popsicle Stick Craft – Make the jungle come alive with our free template and a handful of popsicle sticks! Kids can create an amazing elephant with this creative project that will have them trumpeting with excitement.

Zoo Animals Activities For Kindergarten

These engaging zoo animal worksheets are perfect for kids! There’s 24 printable pages that offer a variety of activities designed to boost creativity, improve motor skills, and strengthen early literacy and math concepts.

The set includes a zoo animal memory game, counting worksheets, pattern practice, fun letter mazes, strip puzzles, color matching, addition problems, and more. Plus, the handwriting practice sheets are a great way to help kids recognize and write the letters H, L, M, O, P, T, and Z.

Download these worksheets for hours of fun and educational exploration!

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Tame boredom and spark creativity with our engaging lion worksheets! Your little cubs will have a roaring good time exploring the savannah of learning through these entertaining and educational activities. This set is perfect for introducing the letter ‘L’ and its sound.

Kids can practice handwriting by tracing ‘Ll’ for a solid grasp of forming letters, or test their problem-solving skills with the letter maze. There’s also a fun labeling activity to help them identify the parts of a lion. Get ready to pounce on learning with these roar-some worksheets! 

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Elephant dot to dots are a fantastic way for your young learners to have fun learning. These simple and engaging activities help build crucial cognitive skills in a fun way. By connecting the dots, kids improve their concentration, focus, and attention span while also practicing counting sequentially.

Dot to dots enhance hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, too. After kids complete connecting the dots, they can color in their new elephant friends. Download these free printables today and watch your little ones have fun while learning!

Finished example of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Get ready to roar with excitement! This tiger slime is sure to be a hit with little ones and anyone who loves these majestic big cats. If you’re unsure about making slime, don’t worry—this recipe is super simple and perfect for kids of all ages.

Let the kids twist, stretch, and swirl the slime together to create a unique striped pattern, just like a real tiger.

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Hand holding finished example of Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Kangaroo Paper Bag Puppet

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you’re planning a lesson about zoo animals, this kangaroo paper bag puppet craft will be a fantastic addition to your activities.

Materials

  • Paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Kangaroo template

Instructions

  1. Download the kangaroo template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by gluing the inner ears to the center of the outer ear.
  3. Next, glue the eyes below the eyebrows.
  4. Position the cheeks below the eyes and glue them in place.
  5. Glue the body to the main portion of the brown bag.
  6. Place the belly to the center of the body and glue it in place.
  7. Now, attach the pouch to the bottom of the belly and only glue the sides so it looks like the pouch is open.
  8. Next, glue the arms to the front and side of the belly.
  9. Place the feet in the middle of the paper bag and the side of the body and glue them in place.
  10. Now, glue the tail to the side of the paper bag and the side of the body.
  11. Finish up by gluing the head to the flap portion of the paper bag.

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Thursday 27th of June 2024

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Thursday 27th of June 2024

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