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Paper Bag Dog Puppet

If you have a love for dogs, then you will love making this paper bag dog puppet with the kids. There is a free template to use that you will be able to make an entire dog family for a puppet show.

Do love to do crafty projects with your family or classmates? When the kids are home or it’s an indoor day at school because of the rain, paper crafts are a great way to keep the kids busy. There are so many different projects to be made using paper or paper bags. Let your imagination go.

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Puppet Show Stage Ideas

Once you have made this dog puppet, it is time to prepare for a puppet show. There are easy ways and there are creative ways. If you want to do a quick and easy show, then just hide behind furniture with your paper puppets. This is a good way to help younger kids learn about dogs around the home. If you want to share your puppet shows with others outside of the home or at school, get creative and make a stage using cardboard boxes, empty food containers, and tissue boxes or paper towel rolls. Just give these items some paint and embellishments with other crafting supplies you have on hand.

Depending on what type of puppet or theme you have will also depend on the stage and props you use. Since this a dog puppet, try to think of things dogs might use, need or do. Perhaps make a doggie bed, food dishes, or maybe a fire hydrant or trees if there is an outdoor scene. If you make this Paper Bag Bunny With Printable Template or Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Craft, then you will need different ideas and props for a puppet show.

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Paper Bag Dog Puppet

Get ready to enjoy a fun afternoon with this dog craft for kids. Pull out those craft supplies and get the puppet show started.

Dog Craft Supplies:

  1. Coloured craft papers (light brown, dark brown, white, purple, yellow, red, and light pink)
  2. Paper bag
  3. Craft glue
  4. Sharpie
  5. Scissors
  6. Paper bag dog puppet template (click the link to download the free template)
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How to make a dog puppet out of a paper bag

Step 1:

Select light brown, dark brown, and light pink coloured craft papers for the paper bag dog puppet craft. Cut out the patterns using scissors:

  • trace the body base, head and leg patterns on the light brown coloured paper;
  • trace the tail and ear patterns on dark brown coloured craft paper;
  • trace the mouth and the belly patterns on the light pink coloured craft paper.
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Step 2:

Attach the mouth pattern on the bottom side of the head cutout and attach the belly cutout on the bottom side of the body base cutout.

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Step 3:

Attach the eye cutouts on the top side of the head pattern.

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Step 4:

Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the paper bag dog puppet.

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Step 5:

Select a brown paper bag or you can craft your own custom sized paper bag from brown wrapping paper. Use the bottom side of the bag as the top side of the puppet pattern.

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Step 6:

Attach the leg patterns near the open side of the paper bag.

Step 7:

Attach the tail on either side of the paper bag.

Step 8:

Attach the body base pattern on the top side of the leg and covering the paper bag’s surface.

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Step 9:

Attach the head pattern of the paper dog on the bottom flat side of the paper bag and then flatten the bottom side with the rest of the pattern.

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Step 10:

Cut 1 strip of purple construction paper to make the collar and cut a yellow circle for the dog ID tag. Glue the collar on the neck of the dog and glue the tag in the middle of the collar.

Dog Themed Activities

For other dog themed activities for kids, you can try:

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I hope you enjoyed this Paper Bag Dog Puppet as much as I did! If you make this craft, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other crafts!

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Paper Bag Dog Puppet

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

If you have a love for dogs then you will love making this paper bag dog puppet with the kids that includes a free template.

Materials

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

Step 1:

Select light brown, dark brown, and light pink coloured craft papers for the paper bag dog puppet craft. Cut out the patterns using scissors:

  • trace the body base, head and leg patterns on the light brown coloured paper;
  • trace the tail and ear patterns on dark brown coloured craft paper;
  • trace the mouth and the belly patterns on the light pink coloured craft paper.
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Step 2:

Attach the mouth pattern on the bottom side of the head cutout and attach the belly cutout on the bottom side of the body base cutout.

Dog Puppet Step 2Pin

Step 3:

Attach the eye cutouts on the top side of the head pattern.

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Step 4:

Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the paper bag dog puppet.

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Step 5:

Select a brown paper bag or you can craft your own custom sized paper bag from brown wrapping paper. Use the bottom side of the bag as the top side of the puppet pattern.

Paper Bag Dog Puppet Step 5Pin

Step 6:

Attach the leg patterns near the open side of the paper bag.

Step 7:

Attach the tail on either side of the paper bag.

Step 8:

Attach the body base pattern on the top side of the leg and covering the paper bag’s surface.

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Step 9:

Attach the head pattern of the paper dog on the bottom flat side of the paper bag and then flatten the bottom side with the rest of the pattern.

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Lyne
Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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