Paper bags lunch size
Glue or Mod Podge
Fine Motor Skills
Step 1: Prepare all materials needed for the activity on a table.
Step 2: Create a sample puppet
Step 3: Give intro and show sample
Step 4: Explain safety instructions and get started
Introduce the activity with the following instructions:
“What are some of your favorite animals? (tell them your favorite too). Today we are going to make our own paper bag animal puppets. You may use any of the supplies that you see on the table in front of you (explain safe use of scissors). Here is a sample of what you can do (show your sample puppet). Be creative and have fun!”
All make the same puppet and walk them through each step. Having extra hands to help with gluing is always a plus.
Ages 5 and up:
Instead of using paper bags you can use felt or any other materials. Get creative and allow the children to be creative too.
1. Where does your animal live in the wild?
2. Would your animal make a good pet? (why/why not?)
3. How many babies would your animal have at one time?