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Monster Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Halloween is a great time of year for kids to get creative and make crafts like this monster paper bag puppet!

This craft is not only fun to make but also fun to play with! Kids can put on a puppet show for the family or just pretend play by themselves. Either way, they’ll have a blast!

It’s easy enough that even young children can participate, which makes it perfect for preschoolers or kindergartners who are still developing their fine motor skills.

We’re also giving you a free printable template so there’s no need to draw it out yourself!

Try this fun activity out at home, school, or even daycare.

And, if you need more Halloween ideas, check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids.

Halloween Monster Craft

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

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding monster paper bag puppet template

Place the eyes, one on each side of the head, and glue them in the middle of the small rectangle.

hand gluing eye to paper bag monster head

Next, glue the nose in between the eyes.

hand gluing nose to paper bag monster head

Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of mouth and the teeth to the top of the mouth. Cut off any paper that hangs off.

hand gluing teeth to paper bag monster mouth

Take the completed mouth and glue it to the middle of the head, just below the nose.

hand gluing mouth to paper bag monster head

Take the head and glue the horns to the back of the top left and right corner. Glue the completed to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing horns to paper bag monster head
hand gluing monster head to paper bag

Create the body by gluing the belly to the center of the body piece.

hand gluing belly to monster paper bag craft

Take the body stripes and glue them on both sides of the body piece. Cut off the paper that hangs off.

hand gluing stripes to monster paper bag craft

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

hand gluing body to monster paper bag craft

Isn’t this such a fun craft?! We love how unique kids will be able to make their monsters!

hand holding monster paper bag puppet craft

Halloween Unit Study

Want more fun ideas to go along with this puppet craft? We’re sharing easy to implement ideas on how to create a Halloween unit study.

When you read aloud to children, it can help them to recognize and pronounce words. It’s also a good way for them to practice listening skills. When parents and teachers read aloud to kids, it can encourage curiosity in the world around them.

For those reasons and more, we love starting a unit study with books.

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5 minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

2 monster paper bag crafts

Crafting is a great way for kids to spend their time. They’re able to use their energy in a creative way and it often helps them with following instructions as well as problem-solving skills. It also provides an outlet for children’s curiosity. Add in some more of our favorite Halloween crafts for kids!

Your kids will have a blast with these spooky Halloween pattern block mats! They’re perfect for little hands and come with 6 unique pictures, so they can enjoy a variety of scenes.

monster paper bag puppet craft

Are you looking for a Halloween activity that is fun and easy? These Halloween do a dot printables are perfect. It will help your little one learn to count, recognize letters, or just have some creative playtime!

Get your kids in the Halloween spirit with these Halloween color-by-number printables.

This Halloween sensory bin is a great way to get your kids excited about all of the fun that’s in store this October. It’s the perfect open-ended playtime!

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!

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Monster Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Monster Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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

This paper bag monster is the perfect craft to use up all those brown paper bags! Let the kids get creative and make their own cute monster!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Monster template

Instructions

  1. Download the monster template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Place the eyes, one on each side of the head, and glue them in the middle of the small rectangle.
  3. Next, glue the nose in between the eyes.
  4. Create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the bottom of mouth and the teeth to the top of the mouth. Cut off any paper that hangs off.
  5. Take the completed mouth and glue it to the middle of the head, just below the nose.
  6. Take the head and glue the horns to the back of the top left and right corner. Glue the completed to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
  7. Create the body by gluing the belly to the center of the body piece.
  8. Take the body stripes and glue them on both sides of the body piece. Cut off the paper that hangs off.
  9. Take the completed body and glue it to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

Printable Monster Template

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