Paper Bag Badger Puppet

Are your kids badgering you for something new and fun to do? This adorable Paper Bag Badger Puppet is just what you need! With these simple instructions, you’ll be creating and playing in no time! 

Paper Bag Badger Puppet

The paper bag badger puppet in pink background

How cute is this Paper Bag Badger Puppet? My kids love making puppets, and they’ve had so much fun lately making different woodland animal crafts, such as this fun Paper Bag Squirrel Puppet and this adorable Owl Paper Bag Puppet. We have so much fun getting out our animal puppets and making up our own adventure stories for them! This Paper Bag Badger Puppet is the perfect addition to your family’s playtime! 

You’ll love how easy it is to gather up your supplies and make this darling Paper Bag Badger Puppet! Our instructions are easy to follow, and you probably already have what you need around your home. Don’t miss out on this wonderful activity to share with your kids! Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post and get your free Paper Bag Badger Puppet template! 

How to Make a Paper Bag Badger Puppet

The paper bag badger puppet in pink background

Supplies

The materials for the paper bag badger puppet
  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Paper bag
  3. Sharpie
  4. Craft glue
  5. Pencil
  6. Scissors

Directions

  • Select grey and black colored craft papers for the badger paper bag puppet. Trace the head, body, tail, and leg patterns on the grey colored craft paper and trace the rest of the patterns (eye patches, nose, and inner ear patterns) on the black paper. You can use the eyes directly from the template or you can draw eyes on a piece of white paper and cut them out. 
head and body of the badger puppet
  • The size of the body pattern would depend on the size of the paper bag you’ll be using. Cut out a piece of paper from the grey colored craft paper to cover either side of the paper bag. Attach the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the paper prepared for the body pattern. Attach the inner ear cutouts on the ear parts of the head pattern. 
the head part of the badger puppet with the inner ears and eye patches
  • Attach the eye patches on the top side of the head pattern, keeping the pointy ends facing towards the bottom side of the head. 
the head of the badger puppet with the eyes
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the eye patches and attach the nose cutout near the bottom-middle part of the head pattern. 
  • Attach the tail cutout on either side of the body cutout; keep the tail near the bottom side of the body cutout. 
head, body, and the paper bag that will be used
  • Collect a paper bag appropriate for the puppet patterns; or you can craft your own paper bag from brown paper. 
the body attached to the paper bag
  • Attach the body pattern on either side of the paper bag, keep the legs towards the open end of the bag, the open end of the paper bag will be the bottom side of the paper bag puppet. 
final output in white background
  • Flatten the bottom side of the paper bag and attach the head pattern on the bottom side to complete the paper bag badger puppet. 

Tips and Tricks

  • For a soft, fuzzy feel, try using colored felt sheets for different parts of the badger’s body. Your kids will love this fun variation on their puppet! 
  • Add googly eyes or craft pom poms for some more exciting details on your puppet’s face! 

More Woodland Animal Ideas…

For more fun crafts your kids can make, check out this adorable Red Fox Papercraft or this sweet Hedgehog Papercraft. Your kids will love making and playing with these cute woodland critters!

Make your own woodland animal sensory bin by adding some small plastic animal figures to a bin with rice or beans. Your kids will have the best time digging through the bin, feeling each item with their hands, and playing with the animals as they name them and sort them. 

Get cozy on the couch and read Badger is Bored! together for a fun storytime! Your kids will love this silly tale about what to do when you get the boredom blues. 

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Paper Bag Badger Puppet

Paper Bag Badger Puppet

Are your kids badgering you for something new and fun to do? This adorable Paper Bag Badger Puppet is just what you need! With these simple instructions, you’ll be creating and playing in no time! 

Materials

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

Instructions

  • Select grey and black colored craft papers for the badger paper bag puppet. Trace the head, body, tail, and leg patterns on the grey colored craft paper and trace the rest of the patterns (eye patches, nose, and inner ear patterns) on the black paper. You can use the eyes directly from the template or you can draw eyes on a piece of white paper and cut them out. 
  • The size of the body pattern would depend on the size of the paper bag you’ll be using. Cut out a piece of paper from the grey colored craft paper to cover either side of the paper bag. Attach the leg cutouts on the bottom side of the paper prepared for the body pattern. Attach the inner ear cutouts on the ear parts of the head pattern. 
  • Attach the eye patches on the top side of the head pattern, keeping the pointy ends facing towards the bottom side of the head. 
  • Attach the eye cutouts on the eye patches and attach the nose cutout near the bottom-middle part of the head pattern. 
  • Attach the tail cutout on either side of the body cutout; keep the tail near the bottom side of the body cutout. 
  • Collect a paper bag appropriate for the puppet patterns; or you can craft your own paper bag from brown paper. 
  • Flatten the bottom side of the paper bag and attach the head pattern on the bottom side to complete the paper bag badger puppet. 

Notes

  • For a soft, fuzzy feel, try using colored felt sheets for different parts of the badger’s body. Your kids will love this fun variation on their puppet! 
  • Add googly eyes or craft pom poms for some more exciting details on your puppet’s face! 
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