When craft meets play, something wonderful happens. This Paper Bag Lion Puppet is easy to make and will inspire playful minds, having Arty Crafty Kids roaring in no time at all!
It’s the perfect craft for children working on their scissor skills and when paired with their favourite Lion book (The Lion who wanted to Love) or character (Lion King is an obvious example), the puppet can be used to bring elements of the story to life and enhance a child’s understanding of themes and texts in a fun and creative way.
This paper bag lion puppet forms part of a series we’re working on and will also include a Monkey, Zebra and Tiger version (all with templates for ease).
Paper Bag Lion Puppet: Materials
Cardstock or Construction Paper
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Paper Bag Lion Puppet: Tutorial
Step 1. Download the template (found towards the end of this post)
Step 2. Cut large squares of cardstock or construction paper and glue onto the paper bag. This is to provide the bag with additional support and colour!
Make sure you glue the cardstock onto the side that the square bottom flaps up!
Cut off any excess paper/card.
Step 3. Trace the paw template onto paper and cut out.
Glue the paws onto the paper bag and add lines with a black marker.
Step 4. Trace the lion’s mane onto paper and cut out.
Cut out a rounded square in the middle of the mane and glue the mane onto the flap of the paper bag.
Step 5. Cut a strip of paper and glue onto the back of the paper bag – this will be lion’s tail!
Cut a small piece of orange paper and add slits to create the appearance of a furry tuft.
Add this to the end of the lion’s tail.
Step 6. Trace the mouth onto paper and glue them to the front of the paper bag.
Step 7. Add a black paper triangle to the mouth, either with a black marker or construction paper.
Step 8. Add further detail with a black marker.
Step 9. Trace the ears onto paper and cut.
Glue the ear pieces together and add them to the front of the paper bag.
Step 10. Finish off with a pair of eyes!
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I hope you’ve enjoyed our Paper Bag Lion Puppet.
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