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Penguin Puppet Paper Bag (FREE Template)

Learn how to make a cute penguin puppet paper bag out of everyday craft supplies and a free penguin template to use!

Adding this cute little penguin puppet to fun crafts to make with your kids or students! Grab our lion puppet template to make even more paper bag puppets.

All you need are some brown or white paper bags, construction paper, scissors, and some adhesive to make some easy penguin paper bag puppets.

If you are a teacher or homeschool Mom, these penguin crafts would be a great way to add an art project when studying different animals.

Have the students practice their fine motor skills in a fun way by cutting the penguin’s head and the other parts of the penguin out and then putting the paper bag penguin puppet together with glue sticks.

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Puppets always are fun to use during reading time and a great way to keep your kids more engaged. This adorable penguin could be used when reading favorite books such as How Do Penguins Play or Be Brave Little Penguin.

Or you can add the paper bag penguin craft to a list of fun winter activities that include our other penguin craft projects (including more paper penguin crafts), winter color by number sheets, and dollar store penguin craft.

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Penguin Puppet Paper Bag Tutorial

Yield: 1 Paper Bag Penguin Puppet
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $1

Paper bag puppets are a fun craft for kids of all ages, but especially young children. You can use this cute DIY penguin puppet when reading stories or put on a puppet show!

Gather craft supplies. Color of craft paper needed:

  • black - penguin head, penguin wings, and the penguin body to cover the paper bag
  • grey - front part body
  • orange - small piece for penguin beak and feet
  • pink - for blush on cheeks
  • white - face pattern
  • NOTE: If you don't have the pink or orange papers, you can always have your little kids use water color paint to color on the cheeks and beak.



  • Scissors


  1. Download the penguin puppet template PDF file below and print it on regular paper. Cut the parts of the penguin out and then use those pieces to trace the patterns onto the colored paper. Cut everything out.penguin template free
  2. Glue the white face cutout to the middle of the black head cutout.outline penguin face cut out
  3. Attach the eyes, beak, and blush cutouts on the white face. Or use googly eyes for more animated little penguinscute penguin face template
  4. Cut a piece of black paper to fit one side of a paper bag (brown paper bag or white paper bag). Or another option would be to have your child use black paint to cover the bag.making paper bag puppets
  5. Attach the black paper onto the paper bag (this will be the front side of the paper bag penguin puppet).penguin puppet template
  6. Attach the grey body part of the penguin near the top part of the black attached paper.homemade penguin puppet paper bag
  7. Next glue the feet cutouts along the open end of the paper bag (Attach the penguin wings on both the outer sides of the paper penguin puppet paper bag
  8. Flatten the bottom of the paper bag so it flaps over the top of the puppet. Glue the head pattern on (the bottom side of the bag) to complete the penguin puppet paper bag.penguin puppet paper bag
  9. Enjoy your fun penguin craft!


See below in the post to download the penguin template for this fun project.

If you don't want to use paper bags for the penguin puppets, you could also just paste the paper penguins head onto a popsicle stick, toilet paper rolls, cardboard tube, or chenille stems to make penguin finger puppets.

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FREE Penguin Puppet Paper Bag Template

As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files. Thank you!

Simply click on the download button below to instantly download the PDF file. The print on any printer!

If you are looking for more artic puppet ideas, check out this cute polar bear puppet.

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