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Paper Bag Cat Craft

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Does your child love cats??? If so, they’re going to have so much fun making this paper bag cat craft!

It’s a super easy paper bag puppet craft that kids will not only enjoy making but also enjoying playing with afterward.

This easy cat craft is perfect for pet themed units, C is for Cat units or cat fans!

Download our free printable template and make this project at home or in the classroom. It’s suited for preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary children.

Cat Craft For Kids

collage of paper bag cat puppets with the words "easy cat kid's craft" between them

Supplies

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Directions

Download the free cat template, print and cut out the pieces.

hands holding cat template

Glue the cat face piece to the top flap of the brown paper bag. Next, glue the mouth piece to the bottom of the cat face.

hands gluing on orange paper to top of brown paper bag
hands gluing on cat muzzle on paper bag

Position the cat’s nose so it’s half on the white mouth piece and half off. Glue in place.

hands gluing on brown nose on paper bag cat craft

Place the three cat stripes at the top of the face piece, in the middle. Be sure to leave enough room for the eyes. Cut off any excess paper.

hands gluing on stripes on paper bag cat craft

Glue the eyes on either side of the nose. Glue the pink inner ear to the outer ear. Repeat this for both sides.

hands gluing on white eye onto cat paper bag craft
hands gluing on pink inner ear onto orange outer ear

Place the completed ears on each corner of the cat’s face and glue into place.

hands gluing finished ear onto cat paper bag puppet

Glue the cat’s body to the base of the brown paper bag. If you want your cat puppet to be smaller, like ours is, cut off the excess brown paper bag that the colored paper doesn’t reach.

hands gluing body onto bottom of cat paper bag puppet

Glue the white belly to the middle of the body.

hands gluing on white belly onto cat paper bag puppet

Pretend Play

That’s it! Now your child has a cute and fun cat puppet to play with!

This little puppet is great for pretend play. Let your kids make a few different colors of cats or make some other paper bag puppets, then put on a puppet show!

A simple activity like this will help children to express themselves, work on creativity and learn to tell a cohesive story (with time and practice).

brown and orange paper bag cat puppet on marble background with blue checkered fabric

If performing isn’t something your child enjoys, why not set up a pretend play veterinarian’s office?

This option is great for the classroom or for siblings to do together. Just set up an office and have the other child be the patient while using the cat puppet.

orange paper bag cat craft on marble background with blue checkered fabric

Dramatic play has so many benefits for children including self regulation, the ability to work on verbal communication, the ability to express their emotions in a safe space and so much more!

No matter how your child chooses to make and play with this cat craft, we’re sure they’re going to love it!

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Did you make this cat craft with your kids or students? If so, we would love to see it!

Take a quick picture and post it on our Facebook page wall or join our private Facebook group and show us in there.

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Paper Bag Cat Craft

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and easy paper bag cat craft with the kids, then let them using it for fun pretend play!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock
  • White cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Cat template (download form located at the end of this post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the free cat template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Glue the cat face piece to the top flap of the brown paper bag. Next, glue the mouth piece to the bottom of the cat face.
  3. Position the cat's nose so it's half on the white mouth piece and half off. Glue in place.
  4. Place the three cat stripes at the top of the face piece, in the middle. Be sure to leave enough room for the eyes. Cut off any excess paper.
  5. Glue the eyes on either side of the nose. Glue the pink inner ear to the outer ear. Repeat this for both sides.
  6. Place the completed ears on each corner of the cat's face and glue into place.
  7. Glue the cat's body to the base of the brown paper bag. If you want your cat puppet to be smaller, like ours is, cut off the excess brown paper bag that the colored paper doesn't reach.
  8. Glue the white belly to the middle of the body.

Free Cat Template

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