Learn about elephants in your next Zoo Theme Unit or put on a zoo and elephant theme puppet show after you and your kids make these cute elephant paper bag puppets. Use the free printable sea otter template, gather up a few supplies and follow along with the step-by-step tutorial!
We are on the roll with paper bag puppets. Check out the Puppy Dog Paper Bag Puppet tutorial!
Let’s get crafting!
Paper bag puppets are a simple way to encourage many hours of kindergarten playtime. Using my free printable you’ll be making this easy diy paper bag elephant puppet in no time. This is an excellent craft idea for preschoolers, toddlers, and kids of all ages.
Opting to put on a puppet show at home that features printable template options such as this elephant printable template will help encourage your kids to have a love of craft time.
You can easily use this elephant paper bag puppets template along with our Puppy Dog Paper Bag Puppet to put on a magical puppet show.
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Easy Diy Paper Bag Elephant Puppet & Free Template
Ideas to Use Paper bag Puppets
There are many fun ways to use paper bag puppets with your kindergarten kids. Below you’ll find some of our favorite ways to use this elephant printable for hours of fun at home.
Learn About Elephants
Have your kids watch a virtual tour of a zoo that has elephants. This will help your preschooler learn more about elephants so they can put on a real-life puppet show that includes fun facts about elephants. Your preschoolers can have their paper bag elephant reenact a real-life scene.
Read Elephant Books
While your toddlers are working to put their elephant paper bag puppet printable together you can read some elephant books aloud. There are many children’s books with a focus on elephants such as ‘If Animals Kissed Good Night’, ‘Stand Back, Said the Elephant, I’m Going to Sneeze!’ and ‘A Parade of Elephants’.
Have a Family Puppet Show
Have the whole family make paper bag puppets featuring our elephant printable, Puppy Dog Paper Bag Puppet, and our Mermaid Paper Bag Puppet easy printable crafts. Once each family member has created their favorite paper bag puppet character you can work to make a skit to put on a whole family puppet show.
Allow your preschoolers to follow the instructions using my visual imagery below. It will be fun to see how creative they get when they use this simple free template to create a magical elephant paper bag puppet.
These are just a few ways we thought you could incorporate paper bag crafts into your children’s lives. It’s so much fun to encourage creative play with free printables because they’re low-cost and simple enough for kids of all ages to complete. If you’re ready to get started, then continue reading to follow my step by step tutorial to make your elephant paper bag puppet today using my free template.
Puppet play is a great way to grow your child’s imagination, helps build emotional development, improves those fine motor skills and boosts self-confidence when speaking in front of an audience.
Watch your kids learn and grow by making these elephant paper bag puppets and putting on a show!
Here are the few supplies you’ll need to gather before getting started.
- Paper Bags
- Card Stock Paper, construction paper, crayons or markers
- Free Printable Elephant Template (found at the bottom of the page)
Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Tutorial:
1. After cutting out the shapes from the elephant template, trace them on the grey card stock paper.
2. Then cut those shapes out.
3. Next, glue on the elephant’s body and the head.
4. Then glue on the elephant puppet’s belly.
5. This step is optional, but glue on the heart.
7. Next, glue on arms to your elephant craft.
8. Now, draw on your elephant’s smile.
9. Then glue on the elephant’s eyes and trunk.
10. Finally, flip over your paper bag and glue on the ears.
11. There are two different options. For the girls there’s a cute bow and for the boys, there is hair.
Your kids can really get creative with these paper bag elephants!
For the toddlers and preschoolers, you may need to do the cutting, but bigger kids can do the entire elephant craft by themselves!
To print your paper bag elephant template, turn the printer on, click on the link below then click print.