Go nuts for this Paper Bag Chipmunk! These little rodents are so cute and cuddly looking, but having one as a pet is out of the question. Now your kids can fulfill all their dreams by playing with this puppet version!
Paper Bag Chipmunk
Chip and Dale, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Chip from Enchanted – all of these little chipmunks are beloved in my family. Making a chipmunk puppet was an obvious choice! I love how quickly this project comes together. There are only a few pieces, and most are big enough for my kids to cut out on their own.
A few minutes of crafting at the table was all we needed, and then my kids were happily off to reenact their favorite chipmunk stories. Their collection of Paper Bag Puppets is ever-growing and I don’t mind because they’re so easy to store!
We’ve loved crafting together, creating a bunch of paper bag puppets, including our Hippo Paper Bag Puppet and my kids still love pulling out their Butterfly Paper Bag Puppets. Your kids will love putting together this adorable little Chipmunk puppet and you’ll get to watch their imaginations soar as they play. Everyone wins!
- Colored construction paper
- Pencil to trace the template
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
- Craft glue
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How to Make a Paper Bag Chipmunk
- Print and cut out the templates. There are patterns for the head, face, eyes, blush, nose, teeth, feet, tail, and belly. Trace and cut out the belly and face from cream or white paper, blush from pink, teeth from white, nose from black, and the rest from brown paper.
- Glue the heart-shaped face piece to the bottom of the head.
- Glue the eyes so that they overlap the lower face section you just glued on.
- Glue the nose and teeth to the face
- Use a sharpie to trace the teeth outline and the mouth. Glue the pink cheek circles to the sides of the face, folding any extra to the back.
- Measure and cut out a rectangular sheet of paper to cover the front of the bag. Attach the feet to one of the short sides of this rectangle. This is the chipmunk’s body.
- Glue the tail to the side of the body and glue the belly to the front of the body at the bottom
- Use a Sharpie to draw a curled pattern on the tail.
- Glue the body to the paper bag.
- Glue the head to the flattened bottom of the paper bag to complete the craft.
Tips and Tricks
- Use large googly eyes in place of the paper eyes to make your puppet more lifelike
- Draw vertical stripes down the back of the bag to imitate the way a real chipmunk looks
- Make two chipmunks and give one a red nose so they can be Chip and Dale!
- Make 3 puppets and add some accessories for Alvin and the Chipmunks!
- If you don’t have construction paper, just use markers or crayons to color the template pieces.
It seems like brown is always the color of construction paper that I have so much extra of. If your kids loved making this puppet and you want to use up more of that brown, you can make more paper bag puppets! Try the monkey, sloth, or horse to start.
Learn some facts about chipmunks by cuddling up with a good book! Chipmunks! is a great place to start. There are lots of full color pictures, as well as fascinating facts about the lives of these furry little creatures. Your kids could even use some of what they learn to put on a fact filled puppet show!
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- Construction papers
- Pencil - to trace the template Craft glue
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
Grab a paper bag. Print and cut out the template patterns. It includes, head, lower part of face, eyes, blush, nose, teeth, feet, tail, and belly. Trace and cut out the belly and lower face part from cream or white paper, blush from pink, teeth from white, nose from black and the rest of the patterns from brown paper.
Glue the lower face part on the bottom part of the head cutout.
Glue the eye cutouts on the head, overlapping the top half of the lower face part.
Glue the nose and the teeth cutouts on the face part.
Use a sharpie to trace the teeth outline and the mouth.
Measure and cut out a piece of paper to cover any one side of the prepared or selected paper bag. Glue the feet cutouts on the bottom side of the prepared paper. This is the body part of the paper bag chipmunk.
Glue the tail cutout on any one side of the body pattern.
Use a sharpie to draw a twirl pattern on the round part of the tail.
Glue the body pattern on either side of the paper bag. Flatten the bottom part of the bag with the body part.
Glue the head pattern on the flattened bottom part of the paper bag to complete the craft.
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or received in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.