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Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Craft [Free Template]

Raccoons are a favorite woodland animal, and kids love them! This raccoon paper bag puppet craft is perfect for kids who want to celebrate their admiration of these adorable creatures.

You can make it any time of year, but they are especially great for forest and camping units to get kids excited about nature.

There’s also a printable template included so you can make it even easier!

This raccoon craft is ideal for preschoolers, pre-k, or kindergarten kids because they’ll have fun working on their fine motor skills.

They can practice holding scissors and increasing the strength in their hands as they cut each of the pieces out.

They’ll also get creative as they put together all the different parts needed to create this cute little creature!

And if your kids enjoy crafts like this one, then check out all of our paper bag puppets!

Raccoon Puppet Craft

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

Supplies

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

Directions

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

hand holding raccoon paper bag puppet craft template

Optional: Glue a background piece to the flap portion of the brown paper bag. To go with the woodland theme, we suggest using brown or green.

Begin to make the raccoon’s head by gluing the eye spots on the bottom, outside of the head.

hand gluing eye spot to paper bag raccoon craft

Next, glue the eyes to the eye spots.

hand gluing eye to paper bag raccoon craft

Take the mouth and nose piece and glue it in between the eyes.

hand gluing nose and mouth to paper bag raccoon craft

Finish off the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.

hand gluing inner ears to paper bag raccoon craft

Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the paper bag. We like the look of it hanging off the bottom edge a bit.

hand gluing head to paper bag raccoon craft

Create the raccoon’s body by gluing the belly to the top of the body.

hand gluing belly to paper bag raccoon craft

Now glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.

hand gluing body to paper bag raccoon craft

Make the raccoon’s tail by gluing the stripes on it. Cut off the excess paper.

hand gluing stripes to tail of paper bag raccoon craft

Finish the raccoon by gluing the tail to the back of the paper bag.

hand gluing tail to paper bag raccoon craft

Isn’t this little creature so cute?! It’s so fun to play with too!

hand holding raccoon paper bag puppet craft

Forest Animal Unit Study

Want to create a whole unit study around this raccoon craft? If so, we have some great ideas to get you started!

Below are some of our favorite forest animal books for kids. Grab them from the library or add them to your home collection.

The Kissing Hand – This sweet book will not only have kids captivated, but it may also help with separation anxiety. We definitely recommend adding this one to your collection!

Peek-a-Flap Who – This board book is great for toddlers all the way up to kindergarten children. All kids love lifting the flaps, but there are also little facts about the animals in the forest.

Over in the Forest – We love this book for introducing kids to forest animals. Find the hidden animals, learn about forest animals, and discover baby animal names.

2 paper bag raccoon crafts

Crafting can improve your child’s fine motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. It can also encourage them to explore materials in different ways than they would on their own. For more forest animal crafts, check out our favorite below:

You know how kids are always asking to use dot markers? Well, now there’s a fun way to use them! Our animal do a dot printables let kids work on counting and letter recognition while having lots of fun. This is one of the best preschool activities!

We all know that kids need to practice counting, but it can be hard to find age-appropriate activities. These forest animal I spy printables are the perfect solution! This is a no-prep activity that helps kids work on counting and visual discrimination.

hand holding raccoon paper bag puppet craft

Coloring is a fun activity that’s easy for little hands and minds to enjoy. It can also help them relax as well. These woodland animal coloring pages are great because they feature animals from the woods like deer, bears, foxes, and more! The images are big so even younger children can color in them easily.

Play dough is a fun activity for kids to explore their creativity and have some open-ended playtime! This woodland animal play dough kit has everything your child needs to ignore their imagination.

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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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hand holding raccoon paper bag puppet craft

Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Craft

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

This woodland animal craft is a simple and fun project for kids that are perfect for storytime!

Materials

  • Brown paper bag
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Raccoon template

Instructions

  1. Download the raccoon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Optional: Glue a background piece to the flap portion of the brown paper bag. To go with the woodland theme, we suggest using brown or green.
  3. Begin to make the raccoon's head by gluing the eye spots on the bottom, outside of the head.
  4. Next, glue the eyes to the eye spots.
  5. Take the mouth and nose piece and glue it in between the eyes.
  6. Finish off the head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears.
  7. Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the paper bag. We like the look of it hanging off the bottom edge a bit.
  8. Create the raccoon's body by gluing the belly to the top of the body.
  9. Now glue the completed body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
  10. Make the raccoon's tail by gluing the stripes on it. Cut off the excess paper.
  11. Finish the raccoon by gluing the tail to the back of the paper bag.

Raccoon Puppet Template

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