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Sam I Am Printable Puppet Craft

With Dr. Seuss’ birthday coming up in just a few short weeks, we wanted to share our newest craft, this Sam I Am Printable puppet!

It’s another addition to our growing collection of paper bag puppets for kids. So if your kids love puppet crafts, be sure to take a look at all of ours!

Normally, with Dr. Seuss, the first characters that come to mind are the Cat in the Hat, the Lorax or maybe Thing 1 or Thing 2. But, we went a different direction with one of the main characters from Green Eggs & Ham.

If you didn’t already know, Green Eggs & Hame even has their own new tv show on Netflix! I haven’t sat down to watch it yet, but my preschooler sure loves it.

If your little one also loves the show, they’ll have tons of fun making this Sam I Am puppet. It’s super simple and doesn’t take very long to make at all.

Check out our easy directions below or watch our quick video tutorial to see how simple it is to make with your kids or students!

Dr. Seuss Puppet Craft

Sam I Am paper bag puppet craft image collage with the words “paper bag Sam I Am” in the middle

As you may have seen from our pictures, we tried this Sam I Am craft two ways. The first puppet craft we made was using a decorative yellow paper bag and the second was with a traditional brown paper bag.

Either option is a good choice, depending on what you’re looking for.

If you want to make this craft quicker and easier, opt for the premade yellow paper bag. If you want a sturdier puppet, stick with the yellow card stock on the brown paper bag.

Overall, we really preferred the brown paper bag version because our yellow paper bag was way too thin to feel like it would stand up to kids actually using it.

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Supplies

Directions

Download the free printable Sam I Am template, print and cut out the pieces.

Hands holding Sam I Am craft template

If you’re using a brown paper bag, cut a rectangular piece of yellow card stock to fit the bottom portion of the paper bag. Glue it in place.

Hands gluing yellow paper to brown paper bag

Begin assembling Sam’s face by gluing the eyes in the middle of the head.

Hands gluing eyes to Sam I am craft

Optional: Outline the eyes with the black marker to make them pop.

Hands outlining Sam I Am eyes with black marker

Use the light brown marker to draw on a small oval nose beneath the eyes.

Hands drawing Sam I Am nose on with brown marker

Use the dark brown marker to draw Sam’s eyebrows slightly above his eyes.

Hands drawing on Sam I Am eyebrows with brown marker

Place the red hat brim on the top of Sam’s head and glue in place.

Hands gluing on Sam I Am hat brim to head

Take the entire piece from step 7 and glue Sam’s hat to the backside.

Hands gluing hat top to Sam I Am head

Glue Sam’s completed face to the top flap of the brown paper bag.

Hands gluing Sam I Am head to paper bag

Position Sam’s neck halfway on top of the yellow paper and half on the paper bag, making sure it is underneath the flap. Glue it down.

Hands gluing neck onto Sam I Am paper bag craft

Two Sam I am puppet crafts

That’s all you need to do to make a fun and simple Sam I Am hand puppet!

We love that it uses easy to find and cheap materials, so you can make as many as your kids want without worrying about the cost.

Don’t forget to download the free printable template so you can skip all the guesswork in making your own pieces.

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Closeup of Sam I am puppet craft
Two Sam I Am puppet crafts

Share With Us

Did you make this Sam I Am puppet craft with your kids or students?

We’d love to see how they turn out. Snap a picture of your completed project and share it with us on our Facebook page or join our private Facebook group and post it in there!

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Sam I Am Printable Puppet Craft

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

Make this easy and fun Sam I Am printable puppet for Dr. Seuss Day!

Materials

  • Brown or yellow paper bag
  • Colored card stock (in red, cream and yellow)
  • Light brown, dark brown and black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Sam I Am template (download form at the end of the page)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the free printable Sam I Am template, print and cut out the pieces.
  2. If you're using a brown paper bag, cut a rectangular piece of yellow card stock to fit the bottom portion of the paper bag. Glue it in place.
  3. Begin assembling Sam's face by gluing the eyes in the middle of the head.
  4. Optional: Outline the eyes with the black marker to make them pop.
  5. Use the light brown marker to draw on a small oval nose beneath the eyes.
  6. Use the dark brown marker to draw Sam's eyebrows slightly above his eyes.
  7. Place the red hat brim on the top of Sam's head and glue in place.
  8. Take the entire piece from step 7 and glue Sam's hat to the backside.
  9. Glue Sam's completed face to the top flap of the brown paper bag.
  10. Position Sam's neck halfway on top of the yellow paper and half on the paper bag, making sure it is underneath the flap. Glue it down.

Free Sam I Am Template

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brandy ramirez

Friday 29th of January 2021

Super cute! Only thing I would suggest is he needs arms! Maybe holding the Sam I am sign and a plate of green eggs and ham.

Sam T

Friday 29th of January 2021

Thanks! True; I just wanted to keep it simple for the little kids!

Janelle Gonzalez

Wednesday 4th of March 2020

Can I get all the Dr. Seuss activities or do I have to request one at a time?

barbara

Saturday 29th of February 2020

This is so cute.

Sam T

Saturday 29th of February 2020

Thanks!

Debbie Dorsey

Saturday 29th of February 2020

I always appreciate your printable’s! I’m a preschool teacher of two year olds and I Love doing crafts with them. Thank You!!

Sam T

Saturday 29th of February 2020

Oh, so glad to hear you guys like them!

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