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Penguin Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids

Little penguins are the cutest! Every time we visit a zoo that has penguins, my kids have been fascinated by them.

There’s something inherently silly and fun about them that kids just love!

With the winter season quickly approaching, we decided to create this adorable penguin paper bag puppet craft.

It’s a simple idea that’s the perfect winter animal craft for kids!

Read on below or watch our video to see how simple it is to make these penguins with your children or students!

Winter Penguin Craft

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

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Supplies

Directions

Download the penguin puppet template, print and cut out all of the pieces.

Measure the top flap of the paper bag and cut out a piece of black card stock that size. Ours measured 5″x3″. Glue onto the top flap.

hands gluing black paper onto paper bag penguin craft

Measure the bottom part of the paper bag and cut out another rectangle that size. Ours was 5″x9″. Glue in place.

hands gluing black paper onto paper bag penguin craft

Glue the white face in the middle of the top flap.

hands gluing face onto paper bag penguin craft

Place the penguin’s beak in the middle of the face, right below the eyes and glue in place.

hands gluing beak onto paper bag penguin craft

Glue the white belly to the middle of the bottom part of the paper bag.

hands gluing belly onto paper bag penguin craft

Assemble the scarf by gluing the longest piece towards the top of the penguin’s belly. Glue the two ends at angle on top of the first piece.

hands gluing scarf onto paper bag penguin craft

Take the penguin’s feet and glue them to the bottom of the paper bag.

hands gluing feet onto paper bag penguin craft

Finish the penguin by gluing the flippers to the middle of the brown paper bag.

That’s all you need to do to make the cutest penguin paper bag puppets ever!

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Age Range Of This Craft

This penguin craft is pretty simple and straightforward so it’s the perfect craft for young kids of all ages.

If you’ll be making the penguin with toddlers, you’ll have to prepare a few things ahead of time. First, make sure all the pieces are cut out and ready to go.

paper bag penguin craft

Additionally, you may want to have the black pieces already glued on as well. Then, all the toddlers need to do is glue on the main penguin pieces and they’ll be all set.

Preschoolers will likely need the pieces cut out as well, but older kids will be able to cut everything out without adult help.

Ways To Use Paper Bag Puppets

One of the fun things about making brown paper bag puppets is the versatility of them!

Making the craft itself is a fun activity, but the entertainment and learning doesn’t have to stop there.

two paper bag penguin crafts

If you have a group of kids making these penguins, it would be fun (and educational) to have the kids put on a puppet show!

You can let them free play and come up with their own stories or if you’re trying to teach something in particular, you as an adult can use the puppet to help teach.

This is a great way for kids to learn about storytelling, sentence formation and more! It may also be a fun way to encourage speech delayed children.

paper bag penguin craft

Besides storytelling, these puppets can also become a fun “toy” for the kids to play with. Every time my 5 year old gets his hands on a paper bag puppet, he goes to town pretending like the puppet is another one of his toys.

However your kids decide to use these puppets, they are a fun and simple way to entertain!

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two paper bag penguin crafts

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Penguin Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this cute and simple paper bag puppet craft with the kids this winter!

Materials

  • Paper bag
  • Colored card stock (in black, yellow and blue)
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Penguin puppet template (download form at the end of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the penguin puppet template, print and cut out all of the pieces.
    2. Measure the top flap of the paper bag and cut out a piece of black card stock that size. Ours measured 5"x3". Glue onto the top flap.
    3. Measure the bottom part of the paper bag and cut out another rectangle that size. Ours was 5"x9". Glue in place.
    4. Glue the white face in the middle of the top flap.
    5. Place the penguin's beak in the middle of the face, right below the eyes and glue in place.
    6. Glue the white belly to the middle of the bottom part of the paper bag.
    7. Assemble the scarf by gluing the longest piece towards the top of the penguin's belly. Glue the two ends at angle on top of the first piece.
    8. Take the penguin's feet and glue them to the bottom of the paper bag.
    9. Finish the penguin by gluing the flippers to the middle of the brown paper bag.

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Betty M. Croley

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Toddlers in story time have so much fun making paper bag crafts

Sam

Thursday 27th of May 2021

Aw, so glad to hear that!

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