Today, we are going to share with you this free printable bear paper bag puppet template. If your child is a huge fan of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, teddy bears or any bear cartoon movies, they will definitely have a good time making this easy bear puppet!
Creating simple crafts like this can be a fun way for children to develop their hand-eye-coordination, fine motor skills and creativity.
This free printable bear paper bag puppet template will give your child a variety of ways to play it and the most fun part is, your child can color the bear template with any color they like.
Download and print out as many bear paper bag puppet templates as you want to offer it to your friends and family.
Scroll down to see the simple instructions or watch the step-by-step tutorial video.
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Free Printable Bear Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Ideas for Easy Preschool Paper Bear Craft
We list down a few brilliant ideas on how to maximize the use of this free printable bear paper bag puppet template in your daily life with the kids.
1. Fun Facts About the Bears
This easy printable bear paper bag puppet template would be fun if your preschooler is learning about bears or animals in the zoo.
Did you know that there are 8 species of bears in the world? Namely – Brown bear, Polar bear, American black bear, Asiatic black bear, Spectacled bear, Sun bear, Sloth bear and Giant panda.
Did you know that bears have two layers of fur? The first layer is short to keep them warm.
The second layer is longer and helps bears stay dry by keeping water off them.
Did you know that polar bears are the only carnivores in the bear family? The giant panda feeds almost entirely on bamboo and the remaining 6 species are omnivorous with varied diets.
If you have a child who’s fascinated with bears, sit down together and use this cute printable bear paper bag puppet template to inform them of these fun facts.
2. Adorable Bear Stories for Children
Make reading a daily habit with your children to help them grow their curiosity and memory. One of my favorite things to do as a parent is to read bedtime stories to my children. Bedtime stories have been part of our routine since my children were born, it’s a perfect way to connect with them.
If you’re looking for good books for your kids to read during bedtime, we highly recommend these amazing bear books.
3. Color Recognition
Identifying colors is an important part of early childhood education.
Have your preschooler transform a plain paper bag and black and white bear drawing into a polar bear or brown bear. Make them use their favorite crayons and markers to color it.
Once your little one is finished coloring and decorating their own bear puppet craft, say the color names while pointing to the colors they have chosen until your little learner can recognize it.
Practice every day but make sure to encourage them in a fun way.
Eventually, your child will surprise you that they can recite color names on their own.
4. Preschool Bear Craft
Paper bags are the perfect base for puppets! Making your own bear puppets is a great way to get your child engaged in simple imaginative play.
This adorable paper bag bear puppet inspires us to create a bear mask craft to add in our mini-puppet show.
Have your child paint the paper plate whichever color they like.
Using our printable bear template, trace the facial features on cardboard and cut it out.
Place and glue every bear piece onto the plate and cut out two holes for the eyes. Then, punch holes on the bear’s ear sides and attach an elastic string so your child can wear it.
We hope you enjoyed these amazing bear paper bag puppet ideas we shared.
We are confident that your toddler, preschool or kindergarten will learn a lot in making this easy cut and paste activity.
Bear Craft Supplies Needed
- Colored Cardstock or Construction Paper
- White Cardstock Paper
- Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons
- Printable Bear Paper Bag Puppet Template (FOUND AT THE BOTTOM)
Keep scrolling to get your very own bear paper bag puppet craft today and start with your little ones and their bear puppet buddies today!
Bear Paper Bag Puppet Craft Instructions
Ready to create your own paper bag bear puppet? Grab all the craft materials that you probably have inside your home.
Download and print out which of these cute printable bear paper bag puppet templates your child would love to make first.
If you think your preschooler is ready to hold a pair of scissors, let me cut out this bear template into individual pieces.
Glue the bear’s body on the front part and its head on the bottom of the paper bag.
Next, glue the ears on either side of the bear’s head and its two adorable feet.
Finish it off by gluing its adorable big eyes. Attach the whole bear template on the paper bag and your very own paper bag bear puppet is ready to play with your little one!
More Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier bear paper bag puppet craft,
- Print the bear paper bag puppet template in color for a simple and easy rainy day craft or,
- Print the blank bear paper bag puppet template and use it as a fun coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces of the bear paper bag puppet craft together.
Free Printable Bear Paper Bag Puppet Template
Keep your children busy during the weekend or rainy day using the two different versions of this simple printable bear paper bag puppet template. We got the basic black and white bear drawing with no color and the easy cut-and-paste colored bear template.
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