If you’ve ever been to the zoo, you know what fun it is for kids!
But even if you haven’t, there are ways to bring the zoo home or into your classroom and give children a chance to explore and learn about animals.
One way is with this zebra paper bag puppet craft that makes for a great hands-on project with preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary-age children.
Making this puppet is a great way to develop fine motor skills in children. It’s also helpful for keeping kids attention and improving concentration skills. On top of that, this craft will help kids develop creativity! It’s a great activity all around!
On top of that, we’re giving you a free printable template so it’s easy to recreate.
Be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for even more fun ideas!
Paper Bag Zebra Craft
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Zebra Template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the zebra template, print, and cut the pieces out.
Begin by making the zebra’s head. Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head.
Glue the nose and mouth so it’s slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
Use a black marker to draw on the zebra’s face stripes. Alternatively, glue on the stripes. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
Next, glue the pink inner ears to the white outer ears.
Finish off the head by gluing the hair to the back and middle of the head.
Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
Start to create the zebra’s body by drawing or gluing the stripes on the main body piece.
Finish off the puppet by gluing the body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Now your kiddo has a cute and friendly zebra puppet!
Zoo Unit For Kids
Want to create an entire zoo unit for kids around this zebra puppet craft? If so, check out all of our easy ideas below!
Reading to children is a great place to start a unit study. Reading when kids are young can lead to increased vocabulary, better reading comprehension, and improved language skills.
Below are some of the top-rated zoo books for kids:
The Fascinating Animal Book For Kids is a great book for curious kiddos! Find facts on almost any animal your child is learning about. This is a great resource to have in your home library collection.
The View At The Zoo is a silly book about all the animals at the zoo. When the people come to take a look at the animals, they see all sorts of sights! But, there’s a twist to this book that you have to read for yourself and laugh about!
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a sweet and fun book about Gerald the Giraffe. He can’t dance, but doesn’t stop trying! He finally finds his own rhythm when he meets an unlikely friend.
Crafting with kids is very beneficial for their development. It allows them to engage in developmental skills such as planning, problem-solving, and creativity.
In addition, crafting with kids also helps them explore their sense of self and understand the world around them. It is a great way to be creative together as well!
Add in some more zoo animal crafts with a few of our favorites:
Kids love animals, so this is the perfect time to introduce them to all of their favorite zoo animals in a fun, educational way! These zoo animal worksheets for preschool are designed especially with preschoolers in mind and they’re great for working on letter recognition, patterns, counting skills, and more!
These printable koala coloring pages are a no-prep activity that will keep your child busy for a while. They’re easy to color in and have been designed with the beginner artist in mind. This project can be used as an educational tool or just something fun for your kids!
Kids love to explore and learn about the world around them. This zoo animal play dough kit is a great way for your little one to do both! It comes with all of the materials needed to have a fun sensory experience!
These animal do a printables are perfect for a fun, interactive preschool activity. Kids will love practicing their fine motor skills while counting and learning to identify animals in this dot-to-dot animal-themed printable pack! This is a great way to teach kids about the zoo without ever leaving your home.
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More Animal Ideas For Kids
Zebra Paper Bag Puppet Craft For Kids
Kids are always looking to make new things and this paper bag zebra craft is a great way to mix up the usual crafts. This is an awesome activity for your preschoolers during a zoo-themed unit in class or at home!
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Zebra Template
- Download the zebra template, print, and cut the pieces out.
- Begin by making the zebra's head. Take the eyes and glue them in the middle of the head.
- Glue the nose and mouth so it's slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
- Use a black marker to draw on the zebra's face stripes. Alternatively, glue on the stripes. Trim off any excess paper that hangs off the sides.
- Next, glue the pink inner ears to the white outer ears.
- Finish off the head by gluing the hair to the back and middle of the head.
- Take the completed head and glue it to the flap portion of the brown paper bag.
- Start to create the zebra's body by drawing or gluing the stripes on the main body piece.
- Finish off the puppet by gluing the body to the main portion of the brown paper bag.
Wednesday 15th of June 2022
Great for our fun afternoon with our kindy buddies
Thursday 16th of June 2022
Yay! Happy to hear that!
Sunday 29th of May 2022
this project is very help full, i need free template
Monday 30th of May 2022
Thanks! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you ?
Friday 20th of May 2022
this will be perfect to go with Rumble in the jungle
Monday 23rd of May 2022
Oh, great! Hope everyone has fun!