Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paper Bag Puppets

The same lunch bags you use to pack your lunch every day can also make a great foundation for a hand puppet. You can use the classic brown paper bag or paper bags that come in different colors. I emphasize to my students that the puppet needs to have eyes, ears, a nose, hair and clothes. If the puppet is going to be an animal then it needs to have the appropriate features and markings (spots, strips, tail, whiskers, etc). Construction paper, colored styrofoam and crinkled paper strips (packaging material from a gift) were all found around the house and used to make this paper bag puppet in the photo above. I like paper bag puppets because they are an accessible and affordable art project for kids.