Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

Your kids will have a roaring good time making this Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet! It is so simple to make, this project is perfect for dinosaur fans of any age. Grab the free template and start creating with your kids today!

Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

My kids have been very interested in dinosaurs lately! They love to get out their dinosaur toys and play with them or look up facts about dinosaurs online. Can anyone else relate? Mine love to share all the facts they have learned with anyone who will listen. Naturally, they were so excited when I pulled out this Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet for them to create! They love using this paper bag puppet with their Dinosaurs stick puppets as well.

Our Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet is so cute! You’ll love how easy it is to make with these easy-to-follow instructions, and you can use items you probably already have around your house. Your kids will most likely want to make a whole herd of dinosaurs to play with! For more puppet fun, try our Paper Bag Lion Puppet or our Owl Paper Bag Puppet!

You can find your free Paper Bag Dinosaur template by scrolling to the bottom of this post. Be sure to grab it today and have some dino-mite fun with your kids!

How to Make a Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

Supplies

  1. Colored craft papers
  2. Paper bag
  3. Sharpie
  4. Craft glue
  5. Pencil
  6. Scissors

Directions

  • Select 3 different shades of green colored craft papers along with pink and white papers. Trace the head, tail, legs and arms on a medium green colored paper, trace the head-scales and the tail-scales on dark green colored paper; trace the belly part on the other green colored paper. Trace the claws on white paper and the blush (round shapes) patterns on pink paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely. 
  • Attach the claw cutouts with the leg and arm cutouts. 
  • Attach the tail scales along the top side of the tail cutout and attach the head scales on the top side of the head cutout. 
  • Attach the eye and blush cutouts on the head pattern. Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the papercraft T-Rex. 
  • Select a paper bag and cut out a piece of green colored paper to cover either side of the paper bag (which will be the front side of the papercraft T-Rex). 
  • Attach the green paper and cover the paper bag’s either side. Attach the belly cutout near the top side of the attached green paper, keeping the round edge facing down. 
  • Flatten the bottom side of the paper bag. Attach the head pattern on the bottom part of the paper bag. 
  • Attach the tail pattern on the right side of the paper bag. 
  • Attach the leg patterns along the bottom side of the paper bag puppet (open side of the bag). Attach the arm patterns on both sides of the paper bag.

Tips and Tricks

More Dinosaur Ideas…

Create these cute paper dinosaur puppets together for more crafty fun! You can spend hours making up stories and playing with them together!

Make a dinosaur sensory bin for some hands-on fun! Add some dinosaur figures to a bin with rice or beans, or even mud if you are feeling brave, and your kids will spend hours digging and playing! This Dinosaur paper craft would be a perfect craft to make at a Dinosaur theme birthday party too! 

Read Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug together for a cuddly storytime. You’ll enjoy this sweet story about kindness and perseverance. 

Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet

Green dinosaur paper bag puppet on blue background

Your kids will have a roaring good time making this Paper Bag Dinosaur Puppet! It is so simple to make, this project is perfect for dinosaur fans of any age. Grab the free template and start creating with your kids today!

Materials

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

Instructions

Select 3 different shades of green colored craft papers along with pink and white papers. Trace the head, tail, legs and arms on a medium green colored paper, trace the head-scales and the tail-scales on dark green colored paper; trace the belly part on the other green colored paper. Trace the claws on white paper and the blush (round shapes) patterns on pink paper. Cut out the traced patterns nicely. 

Attach the claw cutouts with the leg and arm cutouts. 

Attach the tail scales along the top side of the tail cutout and attach the head scales on the top side of the head cutout. 

Attach the eye and blush cutouts on the head pattern. Use a sharpie to draw the nose and mouth of the papercraft T-Rex. 

Select a paper bag and cut out a piece of green colored paper to cover either side of the paper bag (which will be the front side of the papercraft T-Rex). 

Attach the green paper and cover the paper bag’s either side. Attach the belly cutout near the top side of the attached green paper, keeping the round edge facing down. 

Flatten the bottom side of the paper bag. Attach the head pattern on the bottom part of the paper bag. 

Attach the tail pattern on the right side of the paper bag. 

Attach the leg patterns along the bottom side of the paper bag puppet (open side of the bag). Attach the arm patterns on both sides of the paper bag.

Notes

Add some googly eyes to your dinosaur for some silly fun!

Use decorative scissors to add some scaly detail to your dinosaur!

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