Paper Bag Police Puppet

Do your kids wanna be a police officer when they grow up or honor community heroes? If so, this Paper Bag Police Puppet is just what you are looking for! With this free policeman template, your kids will be creating this fun puppet in no time.   

Paper Bag Police Puppet

paper bag police puppet on grey background

Calling all police recruits! Craft this adorable Paper Bag Police Puppet to add some magic to playtime.

I think at one point or another, we all want to be an emergency response responders. My boys wanted to be firefighters when they were little. I wanted to be a doctor. But my daughter wants to be an ambulance driver and my son well he wants to be a police officer and catch bad guys! 

Like a lot of kids, he thinks they are so cool! They get the bad guys, protect the neighborhoods, direct traffic, and keep us all safe. He even loves the cool blue uniform.

Share the joy your kids have with wanting to become a police officer by crafting this fun paper bag police puppet with them! 

They will love crafting their own Paper Bag Police Officer and pretending to stop crime! Be sure to also check out our Paper Bag Firefighter Puppet to add to your collection so you can really save the day. 

If your child wants to be a police officer when they grow up, they’ll really enjoy making this puppet look exactly like them! They can make one for every member of the family to form the ultimate police squad. 

This would also make a great craft for students! If you’re doing a lesson on police officers or even just different careers, you’ve got to include this Paper Bag Police Puppet. 

Afterward, have them write some fun facts about police officers on the back. 

Paper Bag Puppets are so easy to make. You probably already have all of the supplies already, making this project a perfect afternoon activity. It’s not a problem if you don’t have extra paper bags on hand. You can easily make one with extra craft paper!

Our free template makes tracing and cutting out pieces a breeze! And you can print it out as many times as you want so you have enough for your whole class if you are making this at school. 

Puppets are a great way to encourage the development of fine motor skills. They can also aid in the development of pretend-play and storytelling skills! We love to get our puppets out whenever we read stories to act it out as we read.

If you’re looking for more paper bag puppets to craft, be sure to check out our Dog Paper Bag Puppet and our Squirrel Paper Bag Puppet. Create your own story with these cute critters. 

Grab your supplies and let’s get started! 

Supplies

How to Make Paper Bag Police Puppet

  • Grab your colored paper for the skin tone and one for the hair. Select blue paper for the uniform and hat, yellow for the badges, black for the tie and belt, and brown for the shoes.
cut outs of police paper bag puppet
  • Trace and carefully cut out each piece.
  • Glue the hair cutout on the top of the head cutout (the straight end). Glue the hands to the sleeves and glue the buckle to the belt. 
  • Glue the small badge to the hat, then glue the hat to the top of the head so that it is slightly overlapping the hair.
  • Glue the eyes onto the face and use a sharpie to draw on the mouth and nose of your puppet.
  • Grab your paper bag and use it to trace a body pattern on a blue piece of craft paper. Glue the body to the paper bag so it covers the front of the puppet.
  • Glue the belt and buckle across the middle of the body.
  • Flatten the bottom of the paper bag and glue the head to the bottom side. The open side of the bag will become the bottom of the puppet.
  • Next, glue on the tie and a larger badge above the belt on the top part of your puppet. Glue the arms to the sides of the puppet.
  • Finally, glue the shoes to the bottom of the puppet and use a sharpie to draw a line to create the appearance of legs. Now you’ve got your very own Paper Bag Police Puppet!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use googly eyes to give your puppet some animation! The bigger the googly eyes, the sillier it is! 
  • Apply a thin layer of glitter to make the badge shine. Or use gold paper instead of yellow. 
  • Add some unique facial features to make your puppet look just like you. Draw on some freckles or rosy cheeks, or make your own glasses to glue onto your puppet. You can even add on a mustache if you want!

How Do I Access My Free Template?

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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 in our resource library. 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.

More Police Ideas

Your child is going to need to dress the part in order to fight crime! Grab a police hat and a badge and handcuffs before your child goes out on patrol. He’ll need these to put the bad guys in jail. And don’t forget your ticket book so you can issue citations!

It can be easy to be intimidated by police officers. This Let’s Meet a Police Officer book is a great way to get to know what police officers do. Or check out this story about police at schools! It can help your child feel more comfortable and safe around police officers. 

Looking for police ideas in the classroom? Invite a police officer to come to your class and talk about their job. Kids will love getting to meet an officer and asking them lots of questions and maybe even getting to see the police car! 

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Paper Bag Police Puppet

Paper Bag Police Puppet

With this policeman template, your kids will be creating this fun puppet in no time.   

Instructions

    Grab your colored paper for the skin tone and one for the hair. Select blue paper for the uniform and hat, yellow for the badges, black for the tie and belt, and brown for the shoes.

    Trace and carefully cut out each piece.

    Glue the hair cutout on the top of the head cutout (the straight end). Glue the hands to the sleeves and glue the buckle to the belt. 

    Glue the small badge to the hat, then glue the hat to the top of the head so that it is slightly overlapping the hair.

    Glue the eyes onto the face and use a sharpie to draw on the mouth and nose of your puppet.

    Grab your paper bag and use it to trace a body pattern on a blue piece of craft paper. Glue the body to the paper bag so it covers the front of the puppet.

    Glue the belt and buckle across the middle of the body.

    Flatten the bottom of the paper bag and glue the head to the bottom side. The open side of the bag will become the bottom of the puppet.

    Next, glue on the tie and larger badge above the belt on the top part of your puppet. Glue the arms to the sides of the puppet.

    Finally, glue on the shoes to the bottom of the puppet and use a sharpie to draw a line to create the appearance of legs. Now you’ve got your very own Paper Bag Police Puppet!

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