Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet

Do you have some kids who want to be firefighters when they grow up? Check out this Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet craft!

papercraft firefighter on blue background

Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets

Who doesn’t want to be a firefighter when they’re a kid? Firefighters are brave, strong, and exciting! They’re heroes! 

My son is just the biggest fan of firefighters! He is so in awe of their cool and loud trucks, strong water hoses, and bravery. Among all the things he says he wants to be when he grows up, being a firefighter is his favorite.

Paper Bag Puppets are fun crafts to make with kids. They help children build their creativity and imagination skills through play. Puppets are also great for improving their storytelling abilities.

Playing with puppets is a great activity for teaching kids how to play pretend. Playing pretend is an important developmental milestone. It strengthens their social and emotional development as they imagine they were someone or somewhere else!

If you’re looking for more puppet crafts, be sure to check out our Paper Bag Lion Puppet and these cute Monster Puppets! Just like these Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets, they are brave and exciting. Think of the stories your kids can tell with these guys! 

These Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets are awesome! Your kids will love customizing their own firefighter. How cool would it be for them to make themselves a firefighter?!

Not only are these Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets fun to make and play with, but they’re also super easy! Your child can easily participate no matter what age. Let them pick out the colors for the hair and skin, draw on the face, or stick on the pieces!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

How to Make Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets

Supplies

  • Colored construction paper
  • Paper bag
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Directions

  • Grab some construction paper that matches the color of skin and hair you want. Then get some red, yellow, and black or brown construction paper for the firefighter uniform and shoes.
Construction paper cutouts to make a firefighter puppet
  • Using the template, trace and cut out the hat and sleeve pattern on the red paper. Next, trace and cut out the head and hand patterns on the construction paper for the skin tone. Trace and cut out the hair pattern on the paper for the hair. Trace and cut out the strips and emblem on the yellow paper and the shoes on the black or brown paper. 
  • Glue the hair onto the top of the head.
  • Cut a slit in your hat according to the pattern.
  • Slip the head and hair into the hat from below and glue to attach. Glue the emblem on the hat.
  • Use the sharpie to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth onto your firefighter’s face.

  • Glue one of the shorter yellow strips to the edge of each sleeve. Trim the excess yellow strips hanging from the sleeve. 
  • Glue the hands to the sleeve at the yellow border. 
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  • Cut out a piece of red paper to cover the front of your paper bag. Glue the paper to one side of your paper bag to create the body of your puppet. 
  •  Flatten the bottom of your paper bag and glue on the head. 
  • Glue an arm on each side of the bag. Then glue the two long, thick yellow strips to the top of the body.
  • Next, glue the shoes to the opening of the bag. Glue the thin yellow strips right above them. Use the sharpie to draw a line between the shoes to make it look like the puppet has two legs! 
  • Finally, let everything dry, and voila! You’ve got your very own Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use googly eyes to add some silliness to your puppet! You can try using an old button for the nose if you want to get more creative. 
  • Encourage your kiddo to add some facial features to make it more unique! Add freckles, rosy cheeks, glasses, or a silly smile. 

More Firefighter Ideas

Grab a firefighter hat and let your child pretend they’re a professional! Pretend the tree in your backyard is on fire, and use the hose to put it out. Or use bean bags as water to limit the mess!

Need an inside-friendly idea? This firefighter activity book is sure to entertain them for a while. Print and read off some of these firefighter jokes for a good laugh! 

Or turn your couch cushions into a building in trouble! Have your child retrieve stuffed animals from inside to save them from the fire. This cute firetruck tent can help get them there in a jiffy!

Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets

Paper Bag Firefighter Puppets

Do you have some kids who want to be firefighters when they grow up? Check out this Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet craft!

Materials

  • Colored construction paper
  • Paper bag
  • Sharpie
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

Grab some construction paper that matches the color of skin and hair you want. Then get some red, yellow, and black or brown construction paper for the firefighter uniform and shoes.

Using the template, trace and cut out the hat and sleeve pattern on the red paper. Next, trace and cut out the head and hand patterns on the construction paper for the skin tone. Trace and cut out the hair pattern on the paper for the hair. Trace and cut out the strips and emblem on the yellow paper and the shoes on the black or brown paper. 

Glue the hair onto the top of the head.

Cut a slit in your hat according to the pattern. 

Slip the head and hair into the hat from below and glue to attach. Glue the emblem to the hat.

Use the sharpie to draw the eyes, nose, and mouth onto your firefighter’s face.

Glue one of the shorter yellow strips to the edge of each sleeve. Trim the excess yellow strips hanging from the sleeve. 

Glue the hands to the sleeve at the yellow border. 

Cut out a piece of red paper to cover the front of your paper bag. Glue the paper to one side of your paper bag to create the body of your puppet. 

 Flatten the bottom of your paper bag and glue on the head. 

Glue an arm on each side of the bag. Then glue the two long, thick yellow strips to the top of the body.

Next, glue the shoes to the opening of the bag. Glue the thin yellow strips right above them. Use the sharpie to draw a line between the shoes to make it look like the puppet has two legs! 

Finally, let everything dry and voila! You’ve got your very own Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet!

Notes

  • Use googly eyes to add some silliness to your puppet! You can try using an old button for the nose if you want to get more creative. 
  • Encourage your kiddo to add some facial features to make it more unique! Add freckles, rosy cheeks, glasses, or a silly smile. 

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