Who remembers making these as kids?
It was like the paper sack was folded on purpose just so we could make oodles of puppets of every kind! There isn’t a season that doesn’t call for a paper sack puppet:
From turkeys to a paper sack nativity, from baby animals to our school room buddies, you can make a whole stage of paper sack puppets and put on a huge production!! (which we are actually going to talk about tomorrow)
To make a paper sack puppet you will need:
- Paper sacks
- Colored paper
- White paper
- Any craft supplies you think you’ll need
You can make these as simple or as grand as you’d like. Get super creative!
Using the flap at the back of sack, you have a mouth. The upper part of the flap is the head and the part above the opening of the sack is the body.
You can give the puppet yarn hair, arms, legs, clothing…
you can use wiggly eyes and create eye brows with craft fur…
the sky is the limit!
Our paper sacks here don’t have a flap so I had to make one, which wasn’t very hard.
My kids absolutely loved these.
To make the turkey, I cut out the beak and wobble from red paper. Then I gave them a sheet of plain white paper to color on with fall colored crayons. When they were done, I folded the paper in 4ths and then once more width-wise and then cut out a feather shape.
They glued the feathers on the back side of the flap to create the turkey tail. Then they colored eyes on the flap and glued the beak on the very bottom edge of the flap.
Since the sack was already brown, they didn’t want to color it.
This was a very simple craft for my young children, but older children can create more elaborate sack puppets, using glitter glue, sequins, wiggly eyes and other fun craft supplies.
This post is day 23 of the series: 31 Days of Screen Free Activities for Kids. To see all of the posts in this series visit this page.