Paper-Bag Puppets

Use our free instructions and patterns to create a fun lion, elephant, or bear puppet with paper lunch bags and your scrapbooking supplies. Then put on a puppet show!

Make the Lion Paper-Bag Puppet

Design by Cathy Blackstone

Button eyes and a full mane of paper strips give this lion paper-bag puppet his cheerful charm.

Download our free Kid's Corner make-'n'-takes so you can easily print out the instructions and patterns for all of the kid's paper-bag puppets.

Make the Bear Paper-Bag Puppet

Design by Cathy Blackstone

A cute bumble-bee brad placed at the corner of his mouth proves this bear paper-bag puppet loves honey!


SOURCES: Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations (brown lined), Hambly Screen Prints (wood grain), Making Memories (blue). Chipboard accents: Fancy Pants Designs. Felt accents: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Brad: 7Gypsies.

Make the Elephant Paper-Bag Puppet

Design by Cathy Blackstone

Sprinkle metallic glitter on a chipboard crown to create the elephant paper-bag puppet's scruffy hair.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (gray), Pink Paislee (damask, pink). Sticker: FontWerks. Chipboard accents: Tim Holtz (crown). Paper flowers: Autumn Leaves (small), Queen & Co. (big).

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