Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Your kids will be “beary” excited to make this cute Bear Paper Bag Puppet! With these simple instructions and supplies, this craft is perfect for any age. All you need is our free template to start creating and having fun together!

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Whenever my kids come to me looking for something to do, I like to get out our art supplies and let them go! It’s a great way to get their hands busy and spark their creativity. Lately, they really love to make paper bag puppets, and this Bear Paper Bag Puppet is so much fun! It is quick and easy it is to make, and so cute when it is finished! 

Your kids will love this craft project so much, they will probably want to make a whole family of Bear Paper Bag Puppets! You’ll love how simple the instructions are, and you probably already have the needed supplies around the house. For more animal puppet fun, pair this with our Paper Bag Squirrel Puppet or our Owl Paper Bag Puppet

Be sure to get your free Bear Paper Bag Puppet template by scrolling to the bottom of this post. Grab it today and start creating together!

How to Make a Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Supplies

Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Colored craft papers
  • Paper bag
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Select black, pink and 2 different shades of brown colored craft papers for the bear paper bag puppet craft. Trace the inner ear and blush cutouts on pink paper, trace the nose on black, trace the belly and front part of the face on a lighter shade of brown colored paper and trace the rest of the patterns (head, body, legs and tail) on the other shade of brown colored paper.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach inner ear cutouts on the ear parts of the head pattern. Cut out a piece of paper from the darker shade of brown colored craft paper to cover either side of the paper bag. Attach the belly cutouts in the middle of the body cutout.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the body pattern and attach the tail cutout on either side of the body pattern.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the front part of the face cutout a little below the center of the face pattern. Attach the nose cutout near the top side of the front-face part.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the eye cutouts and the blush cutouts on the head pattern of the bear papercraft pattern.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Use a pen or sharpie to draw the mouth of the papercraft bear. Select a paper bag for the bear paper bag puppet craft.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the body pattern on either side of the paper bag but make sure to keep the legs facing the open end of the bag; this will be the bottom side of the paper bag bear puppet.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the head pattern on the bottom side of the paper bag and then flatten the head with the body pattern to complete the craft.
Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Tips and Tricks

  • Add googly eyes or a craft pom pom nose for some fun details!
  • Dress up your bear! Add a bow tie, buttons, or whatever you can think of to make your puppet unique and fun!

More Bear Ideas…

Looking to have more bear craft fun then be sure to check out our adorable Valentine’s Day Bear Craft!

You can also set up a puppet theater and watch your kids imagine endless stories for their bear puppets! Kids love putting on a show!

Cuddle up for storytime together and read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. Then, play your own “we’re going on a bear hunt” game! Use the rhyming chant from the story and add in your own obstacles, complete with actions and sound effects!

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Your kids will be “beary” excited to make this cute Bear Paper Bag Puppet! With these simple instructions and supplies, this craft is perfect for any age. All you need is our free template to start creating and having fun together!

Tools

  • Colored craft papers
  • Paper bag
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  • Select black, pink and 2 different shades of brown colored craft papers for the bear paper bag puppet craft. Trace the inner ear and blush cutouts on pink paper, trace the nose on black, trace the belly and front part of the face on a lighter shade of brown colored paper and trace the rest of the patterns (head, body, legs and tail) on the other shade of brown colored paper.
  • Attach inner ear cutouts on the ear parts of the head pattern. Cut out a piece of paper from the darker shade of brown colored craft paper to cover either side of the paper bag. Attach the belly cutouts in the middle of the body cutout.
  • Attach the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the body pattern and attach the tail cutout on either side of the body pattern.
  • Attach the front part of the face cutout a little below the center of the face pattern. Attach the nose cutout near the top side of the front-face part.
  • Attach the eye cutouts and the blush cutouts on the head pattern of the bear papercraft pattern.
  • Use a pen or sharpie to draw the mouth of the papercraft bear. Select a paper bag for the bear paper bag puppet craft.
  • Attach the body pattern on either side of the paper bag but make sure to keep the legs facing the open end of the bag; this will be the bottom side of the paper bag bear puppet.
  • Attach the head pattern on the bottom side of the paper bag and then flatten the head with the body pattern to complete the craft.

Notes

  • Add googly eyes or a craft pom pom nose for some fun details!
  • Dress up your bear! Add a bow tie, buttons, or whatever you can think of to make your puppet unique and fun!

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