Paper bag puppets are some of the best crafts to make with young kids.
They’re simple, cheap and so much fun to craft. All you need are some common craft supplies like paper, glue, and scissors.
What’s even better is that after you’re done crafting, the kids can put these puppets to use with a puppet show or pretend play!
Check out some of the cutest brown paper bag crafts around below!
Turn a brown paper bag into this mini mouse puppet! It's a fun activity to keep kids busy and crafting!
Everyone knows llamas are the coolest thing around, so why not turn your brown paper bag into this cutie?!
Customize with your favorite color for a truly unique puppet!
Every kids loves Forky from Toy Story 4, so why not make one of your own?
This brown paper bag Forky puppet is simple and it's great for creative play once your child is done making it!
These cute and easy paper bag pigs are a fabulous addition to a farm animal unit study! Download the free template and make with your preschoolers, prek and kindergarten children.
Turn a plain brown paper bag into these cool tigers with this simple tutorial!
Grab the template and make with the kids at home or at school!
Attention all Disney fans! Your little ones need to make these cute Minnie and Mickey Mouse paper bag puppets.
Download our free template to make it super easy!
What little girl could resist her own sparkly, colorful and magical unicorn paper bag puppet?! Make one at home or at the library for hours of fun playtime afterward.
What's more cuddly than this paper bag koala puppet? It's a simple and easy Australian animal craft that's great for young kids to make!
Have a little Sesame Street fan at home? This brown paper bag Cookie Monster craft is so adorable and super easy to make!
Pete the Cat fans will want to read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons and then make their own puppet to play with.
Download the free template to make it at snap!
When flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, there's no better craft to make than this cute butterfly paper bag puppet!
Download the free template and make it this spring.
This lovely little sheep puppet is great to make with children for Easter, spring or Sunday School!
It's so simple it's perfect to make with toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarten children.
Even penguins need a little cold weather gear every now and then, right?
These cute little penguin puppets are perfect for wintertime. Make them in the classroom and watch kids' creativity come to life!
Baby Yoda is everyone's new favorite character! Celebrate his cuteness overload by making this easy Baby Yoda paper bag puppet.
Need a simple and fun St. Patrick's Day craft for elementary aged children?
This leprechaun puppet craft is perfect for kids to make!
Every Dr. Seuss fan will want to make one of these silly Fox in Socks puppets!
Read the classic story, then let the children work on telling their own version once they've made this cute craft.
This sweet polar bear paper bag puppet is so cute! It goes along perfectly with an arctic animal study theme so be sure to download the template and save this post for later!
These paper bag bunnies are perfect for spring or Easter.
Make them in bright colors for Easter or in more natural colors when kids are learning about rabbits.
Bring Frosty to life with this cute paper bag snowman craft! It's easy for children to make with our free printable template.
Got a Frozen 2 fan? They'll love making this simple and cute Olaf paper bag puppet. It's easy enough that toddlers can help make it!
This colorful and jolly brown paper bag elf will be your child's new favorite Christmas craft!
Get your creativity on when you craft your own unique paper bag pumpkin puppet! The free printable template provides a variety of facial expressions from scary, to happy and more!
This Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer paper bag craft is cute and simple! Kids will love making it for Xmas!
This brown paper bag turkey craft is the perfect activity for the kids' Thanksgiving table! All you need is some fall colored paper, a brown bag, some scissors, and glue.
These kraft paper bag scarecrows are the perfect fall craft for kids to do at home or at school! Great for preschool-aged children.
Make this cute, non-spooky paper bag Frankenstein to celebrate Halloween with the kids! He'll be your child's favorite monster!
Looking for a simple and fun Xmas craft for the kids to do this winter? These adorable gingerbread man paper bag puppets are just the craft!
This brown paper bag fox craft is a fun fall themed activity for kids to do at home or at school!
This paper bag Santa Craft is super festive and fun for kindergarten and elementary children to make at home or at school!
Transform a boring brown paper bag into this cute cat puppet with our free template and tutorial!
This craft is great for making with preschool and kindergarten children.
We’re certain there are plenty of choices on this list to keep your kids occupied and having fun for quite a long time!
Ways To Use Paper Bag Puppets
One great benefit of paper bag puppets is how kids can use them for educational purposes.
Puppets are a great outlet for getting kids to talk!
Shy kids can put on a puppet and then feel like the puppet is the one talking, not them. This can encourage them to be more social and participate with other children.
Through using a paper bag puppet, kids can increase their confidence, work on sentence formation and storytelling!
If you’re making these puppets at home with siblings or in a classroom or other group setting, you can have kids come together in small groups and put on a puppet show.
This is a fabulous way to help children access their creativity and imagination!
Puppets are also a great tool for independent pretend play. Every time we finish making a new paper bag puppet, my 5-year-old spends the next half hour with his new “toy”.
He makes him play with his other toys, shows him his favorite things and has fun pretending all sorts of crazy scenarios.
However your child or students decide to use these brown paper bag puppets, we’re sure they’ll be a huge hit!
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