We make sure to come up with one-of-a-kind crafts that are simple to do and age-appropriate.
Animals will always make wonderful models for paper bag puppet crafts.
That’s why we will keep adding unique animal crafts to our collection of woodland animal paper bag puppet crafts.
This printable raccoon paper bag puppet is perfect for your class activities.
Discover a unique animal, make arts and crafts, and learn about an alphabet letter!
This puppet template can be used in a variety of ways.
You have the option of starting with a simple black and white raccoon template or moving right on to the colored template.
Kids can easily make this printable raccoon paper bag puppet since they will be following detailed instructions to complete their craft.
By cutting the raccoon parts one at a time, children have the chance to practice their fine motor skills.
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Printable Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Raccoon Craft Supplies Needed
- Printable Raccoon Template <— PURCHASE IN OUR SHOP
- Colored Cardstock or Construction Paper
- White Cardstock Paper
- Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons
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Ideas for Easy Preschool Paper Raccoon Craft
If you want to use this printable raccoon paper bag puppet in your routines, we’ve put together a list of amazing ideas for you.
These are the simplest and easiest ideas we have for children.
Continue reading for more ideas to incorporate!
1. Rare Raccoon Finds for Kids
It’s always great to decorate your child’s corner or room with objects connected to the week’s topic.
It helps in fostering a learning environment, and children can learn independently by exploring with the materials.
We will be sharing a list of rare raccoon finds that you can use for your activities in this printable raccoon paper bag puppet idea.
When I introduced my kids to the printable raccoon paper bag puppet, I used these items to decorate their study room.
You can already plan an entire lesson plan with these items and they go well with the printable raccoon paper bag puppet!
- A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon (The Kissing Hand Series)
- Baby Raccoons (It’s Fun to Learn about Baby Animals (Paperback))
- Educational Insights Raccoon Rumpus Game, Dice Rolling Color Matching Preschool Game, Ages 3+
- Wild Republic Raccoon Plush, Stuffed Animal, Plush Toy, Gifts for Kids, Cuddlekins 8 Inches
2. Interesting Facts About Raccoon
Share these interesting raccoon facts to introduce the printable raccoon paper bag puppet.
If children are familiar with the animal they are creating, they will appreciate it more.
Because you will be educating kids about raccoon life, you might also use this idea to plan a short science lesson.
Gather your children and let them learn more about raccoons with these facts!
Raccoon is taken from the native American word ‘arakum.’
It means “he who scratches with his hand.”
Raccoons are nocturnal creatures.
They spend a lot of time at night scavenging for food.
Female raccoons are known as sow, while males are referred to as boar.
Raccoons are omnivorous animals.
They eat plants, fruits, and other creatures such as fish, lizards, mice, and insects.
Kits are baby raccoons.
Typically, a mother raccoon gives birth to two to three kits.
Raccoons may appear to be cute and cuddly, yet they are wild animals.
When approached, raccoons can be very aggressive.
Did you know they’re related to bears?
These furry, black-masked animals are bear’s smaller relatives.
They make their homes in trees and hollow areas.
Dogs and raccoons are around the same size, although they differ greatly from one other.
3. DIY Raccoon Paper Plate Craft
Are you looking for something to add to your list of craft ideas?
There are always DIY crafts for kids to make in their spare time in our collection of woodland animal paper bag puppets.
Our printable raccoon paper bag puppet ideas will always be full with simple DIY crafts.
To get started, all we’ll need are some paper plates, gray paint, construction paper in white and black, scissors, and glue.
Start by applying gray paint to the paper plate.
Draw two triangular shapes on a piece of black construction paper for the raccoon’s ears, and then cut them out.
Once the paper plate has dried, use glue to attach the ears on top of it.
For the raccoon craft’s black-masked look, draw and cut a rectangular shape from black paper.
Add a little circle for the nose.
Draw two circles for the eyes on a piece of white construction paper, then cut them out.
You can also use googly eyes if you have them.
Your animal bulletin board will look fantastic with this DIY paper plate raccoon craft.
Create more of these and place them wherever you like!
4. Letter R for Raccoon
This printable raccoon paper bag puppet can be used in a variety of ways.
It not only provides arts and crafts activities, but it also allows you to learn about an alphabet letter.
Use this raccoon paper bag puppet to introduce the letter R.
By associating a unique animal with the letter R, children will definitely enjoy learning about it.
They won’t even realize they’re learning about letters because they’re having so much fun making these puppets!
This is an excellent time to introduce the letter R after they have completed their raccoon paper bag puppet crafts.
Saying “Raccoon starts with the letter R” or “R is for Raccoon” can be a good place to start.
Allow the children to repeat the phrases a few times to familiarize themselves with them.
By focusing on the R sound in the word “raccoon,” you can also introduce the phonic sound of the letter R.
You may also prepare a short puppet show performance using the raccoon paper bag puppet craft and other materials that begin with the letter R to make your alphabet learning more interesting.
Make up a fun tale about a raccoon that wants to relax after eating a raspberry.
Or perhaps a raccoon who enjoys running down the road. Collect the R words and have the children repeat them after you.
We hope all of these ideas will make lesson planning much simpler than it was before!
These will surely be a hit with the kids as they make crafts and discover more about raccoons.
We hope that these ideas can round out your plans and make the time you spend with your children memorable.
Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Instructions
We made it easier for kids to create their raccoon puppet crafts with these step-by-step instructions, so don’t worry about how to do it!
Prepare your supplies, and then you may begin cutting the raccoon parts.
Kids can also start with a blank raccoon template and customize it with whatever coloring materials they have on hand.
Attach the raccoon’s body to the brown paper bag underneath the folded part of it to begin your puppet crafts.
On the brown paper bag’s folded edge, place the cute head of the raccoon.
As shown in the picture, the legs should be put crosswise on the upper both sides of the body.
The two remaining legs should be placed behind the lower side of the body.
Don’t forget to attach its fluffy tail to the back to complete it!
Your kids will be delighted at how cute and awesome their raccoon paper bag puppets turned out!
More Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier raccoon paper bag puppet craft,
- Print the raccoon template in color for a simple and easy rainy day craft or,
- Print the blank raccoon template and use it as a fun coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces of the raccoon craft together.
Printable Raccoon Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Nowadays, there are numerous puppet templates available on the internet.
However, have your kids ever made a raccoon craft?
I’m guessing not yet!
We couldn’t leave this unique animal off the list, so we’ve included this printable raccoon paper bag puppet in our collection of woodland animal paper bag puppet crafts.
Children may make their own cuddly and furry raccoon paper bag puppet by simply following easy, detailed instructions that include pictures.
Also, they are free to select whichever template they like because we will be giving them two options!
Kids can get started right away with the colored raccoon template or the black and white raccoon template.
Don’t miss this printable raccoon paper bag puppet because creating a puppet craft encourages the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Allow the children to express their creativity by performing a puppet show with their raccoon paper bag puppet.
They will not only be able to develop their imaginative play but also get to interact with those watching them play.
Don’t forget to share your learning plans in the comments.
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