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Happy Friday! Anyone else feel like this was the longest week ever? Between sickness, a cranky toddler, & just all around craziness, I am thankful that it is almost the weekend. I’m excited to share with you a simple craft to kick off the weekend: All About Me Paper Bag Puppets.  I don’t know about you, but as a kiddo I LOVED making paper bag puppets and I’m confident your little one will too. There’s also a template at the bottom of this post in case you aren’t in the mood to free hand it.

The best part about this craft is that you can really use whatever craft supplies you have on hand. I love to save scrap paper and leftover ribbon for projects just like this, but you could also let your little one use something as simple as crayons to decorate their puppet.

Paper Bag Puppet Supplies:

  • Paper Lunch Sacks
  • Printed Template (You can download it below)
  • Scissors & Glue
  • Colored Construction Paper or Cardstock
  • Decorations to bring your puppet to life

Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies, download, print and cut out the template included below. I put all of our decorations in a tray so that B could see what she had to work with. She really loved the ribbons! I asked B what color of shirt she wanted her puppet to have (pink of course!) and then glued the face and shirt onto the bag and let her work her magic to bring the puppet to life with decorations. She was a little glue happy, but you know what? It’s adorable and I was really proud of how she did the entire project herself. That crazy yarn hair is cracking me up!

Decorate your puppet to your heart’s content & Ta-Da! Aren’t they the cutest?! I think the best part was seeing her light up with excitement and shout, “It’s Me, Mama!” We had so much fun making our puppets and I know you will too. After we were all finished we played with our puppets and B thought it was so funny that the puppet covered her entire arm. Ha!

Happy Puppet making!

Hooray! I hope you and your little(s) enjoy making your own paper bag puppets. Tag your photos with #celebrateandplay. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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  1. Erin Spence says:

    Hello! I am trying to download the “All About Me Paper Bag Puppets” template, but it’s not working for me. It seems to bring me to a 404 page, and if I try to just “Save Link As”, the download fails. Would you be able to email this to me by any chance?

    Thanks so much!

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