Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Fire up your kid’s creativity with this fun Dragon Paper Bag Puppet! With these easy-to-follow instructions, your whole family will have hours of fun crafting and playing together! 

Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

What kid doesn’t love dragons? They are big, they fly, they breathe fire, and hopefully, they are friendly! This Dragon Paper Bag Puppet is a great project for any kid who thinks dragons are cool. They’ll have so much fun cutting and gluing it together, and then spending hours playing and imagining stories for their dragon! 

Our Dragon Paper Bag Puppet is so simple to make, kids of any age can enjoy it! You’ll love how easy it is to find the supplies and follow the instructions. You may end up making a whole family of dragon puppets to play with! If your kids love this craft, be sure to check out our Paper Bag Dog Puppet and our Paper Bag Lion Puppet

If you are ready to start making this Dragon Paper Bag Puppet, grab your free template at the bottom of this post! You won’t want to miss this fun craft project!

How to Make a Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Dragon Paper Bag Puppet green

Supplies

Supplies needed to make a Dragon Paper Bag Puppet
  • Colored craft papers
  • Paper bag
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Directions 

  • Select pink and 3 or more different shades of green colored craft papers. You can select any other color if you wish to; we’re crafting a green paper bag dragon puppet. The template includes, head, belly, 2 legs, 2 wings, 2 wing outlines, ears, tail, tail scales, blush and eyes. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet parts cut out and laid flat
  • Attach the scale cutouts along the narrow-top side of the tail cutout. Attach the wing outlines on the wing cutouts and attach the narrow ear cutouts along the top side of the ear cutouts.
Wings and tail to make a Dragon Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the head cutout.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet face features
  • Attach the ear patterns on both sides of the head patterns’ top end and attach the blush cutouts near the bottom part of the head pattern.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet head parts
  • If necessary, cut extra parts of the blush patterns. Use a gel pen or sharpie to draw the nose and mouth line of the papercraft dragon puppet.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet head all glued together
  • Measure the bag size and cut out a piece of paper to cover either side of the paper bag; this will be the body part of the dragon puppet. Attach the belly cutout in the middle of the prepared paper (body pattern).
  • Attach the leg cutouts on both sides of the body pattern.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet legs ready to attach
  • Attach the tail pattern on either side of the body pattern.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet tail attached to paper bag
  • Grab the paper bag.
  • Attach the body pattern on the paper bag.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet
  • Attach the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag, between the side folds of the bag.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet
  • Flatten the bottom end of the paper bag with the body pattern and then attach the head pattern on the bottom end to complete the paper bag dragon puppet.
Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Tips and Tricks

More Dragon Ideas…

Make a dragon-themed sensory bin by adding some dragon figures to rice or beans. Your kids will spend hours digging with their hands and playing!

Check out this fun dragon paper airplane! Simply print it out, color it, fold it, and watch your dragon soar through the air! Make several, and have a dragon airplane flying contest!

Dragons Love Tacos is perfect for a dragon storytime! Cuddle together on the couch and giggle as you read this silly book!

Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Dragon Paper Bag Puppet

Fire up your kid’s creativity with this fun Dragon Paper Bag Puppet! With these easy-to-follow instructions, your whole family will have hours of fun crafting and playing together! 

Materials

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

Instructions

Select pink and 3 or more different shades of green colored craft papers. You can select any other color if you wish to; we’re crafting a green paper bag dragon puppet. The template includes head, belly, 2 legs, 2 wings, 2 wing outlines, ears, tail, tail scales, blush, and eyes. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.

Attach the scale cutouts along the narrow-top side of the tail cutout. Attach the wing outlines on the wing cutouts and attach the narrow ear cutouts along the top side of the ear cutouts.

Attach the eye cutouts to the head cutout.

Attach the ear patterns on both sides of the head patterns’ top end and attach the blush cutouts near the bottom part of the head pattern.

If necessary, cut extra parts of the blush patterns. Use a gel pen or sharpie to draw the nose and mouth line of the papercraft dragon puppet.

Measure the bag size and cut out a piece of paper to cover either side of the paper bag; this will be the body part of the dragon puppet. Attach the belly cutout in the middle of the prepared paper (body pattern).

Attach the leg cutouts on both sides of the body pattern.

Attach the tail pattern on either side of the body pattern.

Grab the paper bag.

Attach the body pattern on the paper bag.

Attach the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag, between the side folds of the bag.

Flatten the bottom end of the paper bag with the body pattern and then attach the head pattern on the bottom end to complete the paper bag dragon puppet.

Notes

Add glitter, craft pom poms, or googly eyes to your dragon for some extra fun! 

Use decorative scissors to give your dragon a scaly look!

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