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Paper Bag Walrus Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Winter is upon us which means it is the perfect time to get busy crafting with the kids to keep busy while staying indoors.

This adorable paper bag walrus craft is the perfect project to do with the kids. Try creating these and then using them for pretend play all season long. 

This cute walrus craft has been added to our other fun winter animal crafts for kids so be sure to check them all out before you go. 

We love that this craft is super affordable and uses basic supplies that you can make over and over again with the kids. 

Be sure to download our free printable template to easily make this project with your kids today. 

Walrus Puppet Craft

walrus paper bag craft image collage with the words paper bag walrus in the middle

Supplies

Directions

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

hand holding walrus paper bag craft template

Glue the head piece to the top flap of the paper bag, then glue the body to the lower portion of the paper bag.

hand gluing head to paper bag walrus craft

Trim off the excess paper bag with scissors or a paper trimmer.

hand trimming off bottom of brown paper bag

Glue the eyes towards the top of the walrus head.

hand gluing eyes to paper bag walrus craft

Make the walrus’ mouth/nose by gluing the nose in the middle of the mouth piece. Take the tusks and glue them behind the mouth, like in the picture below.

hand gluing nose to paper bag walrus mouth
hand gluing tusks to paper bag walrus mouth

Use the black marker to draw whisker holes along the bottom of the mouth.

Place the completed nose and mouth piece slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.

hand gluing mouth, nose, and tusks to paper bag walrus craft

Glue the flippers, one on each side, on the bottom of the body piece.

hand gluing flippers to paper bag walrus craft

Now your child has a fun walrus puppet he or she can play with!

two walrus paper bag crafts

Benefits of Paper Bag Puppets

Paper bag puppets are a great way to help kids develop so many different social skills.

Puppets help kids practice social skills and speech without even realizing it. As they talk through different puppets they practice word pronunciations and sentence formation. 

Not only that, but they help increase confidence and storytelling

As you continue to make paper bag puppets at home and in the classroom it allows kids and siblings to practice pretend play, use their imagination, and express their creativity with one another.  

hand holding walrus paper bag craft

More Winter Fun For Kids

If you are wondering how to incorporate this paper bag walrus into a winter preschool unit we have some fun ideas to share with you! There are so many great winter activities out there that you can easily create a whole unit or two around winter for the kids to enjoy. 

This winter do a dot printable pack is a great way to keep the kids busy as well as reinforce math and reading skills.

With 28 pages of activities, your child will stay entertained for hours. These activities are suitable for older toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarteners. In this printable, you will find

  • Do a dot art pages
  • Winter do the letter pages
  • Dot the number page
  • Dot counting page
  • Dot the object pages
  • Dot patterns page
  • Winter counting maze pages

It is loaded full of fun activities that your kids will love working on over and over again!

Another reader favorite is this winter snowglobe craft. With the homemade puffy paint recipe and cardstock, your kids will be able to create a winter scene that they can enjoy long after the art project is complete. 

Handprint crafts are another great craft to do this winter. This handprint walrus craft is great for younger kids. It is simple to make, makes perfect cards to give to others, allows you to save their cherished handprints forever, and they are always super affordable to make.  

walrus paper bag craft

These winter activity coins will kick boredom to the curb! They’re cute and a fun way to discover new ideas.

Pull out this winter play dough kit to give the kids some fun hands-on sensory play!

There are also lots of fun winter animal book ideas for kids! Grab them from the library, or if you can’t find them there, buy them on Amazon to add to your collection.

Books are a fabulous way to help your children develop their vocabulary and create a love of reading! Here are some of the best winter animal craft books.

Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!

Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.

Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.

Try out some of these ideas and create a fun winter themed preschool unit! 

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Paper Bag Walrus Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This paper bag walrus craft is a fun and easy arctic animal project for kids to make!

Materials

  • Paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Walrus template

Instructions

  1. Download the walrus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the head piece to the top flap of the paper bag, then glue the body to the lower portion of the paper bag.
  3. Trim off the excess paper bag with scissors or a paper trimmer.
  4. Glue the eyes towards the top of the walrus head.
  5. Make the walrus' mouth/nose by gluing the nose in the middle of the mouth piece. Take the tusks and glue them behind the mouth, like in the picture below.
  6. Use the black marker to draw whisker holes along the bottom of the mouth.
  7. Place the completed nose and mouth piece slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes and glue it in place.
  8. Glue the flippers, one on each side, on the bottom of the body piece.

Walrus Craft Template

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