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Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template

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Completed Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template.

If you're seeking a creative and captivating craft to keep kids entertained, the elephant paper bag puppet is a fantastic option! This engaging project combines the simplicity of paper bag puppetry with the charming features of an elephant, resulting in a delightful and interactive toy for your child. Not only does this craft provide joy to kids, but it also sparks their imagination as they bring their elephant puppet to life.

Crafting with paper bags offers a fun and hands-on experience that stimulates creativity. Once your child finishes the elephant paper bag puppet, they can put on puppet shows, create stories, or go on exciting jungle-themed adventures. This adaptable paper bag puppet provides hours of fun and imaginative play. Plus, it allows your child to showcase their unique creation to family and friends, making it a wonderful activity for playdates or family gatherings.

If your child loves this zebra paper bag puppet, be sure to check out other exciting paper bag puppets, such as a lion, zebra, and more. These crafts will introduce your child to a world of wildlife-inspired creativity, expanding their understanding of the animal kingdom while they have fun crafting and playing. Let the crafting adventure begin with the zebra paper bag puppet!

At Artsy Kids Zone, we have an absolute soft spot for paper bag puppets – they are our go-to craft for sparking creativity and imaginative play! Whether it's crafting penguin puppets, embarking on high-sea adventures with pirate puppets, or entering the magical realm with unicorn companions, paper bag puppets have become cherished characters in our crafting repertoire.

Completed Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template.

The simplicity and versatility of paper bag puppets make them the perfect canvas for endless possibilities, allowing kids to bring their favorite stories and characters to life like our robot paper bag puppet. We love witnessing the joy and excitement these puppets bring to little ones as they engage in puppetry, storytelling, and interactive play.

I created this puppet as part of an Easter Paper Bag Puppets Trilogy – a fun series featuring a bunny, chick, and lamb puppet. As Easter approaches, we invite you to join us on a crafting journey that brings these adorable characters to life, adding a touch of whimsy and creativity to your festive celebrations.

So, gather your crafting supplies, download the template, and let the puppetry extravaganza begin!

Completed Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template.

How To Make Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template

Materials You'll Need

FREE Printable Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template (available for download)

Markers, colored pencils, or crayons



A paper lunch bag

How to color Elephant Paper Bag Puppet

Step 1: Print and Color Your Paper Bag Puppet

Start by downloading our Paper Bag Puppet template and print on 8.5x11 white paper. Once printed, it's time to unleash your creativity! Let your child color the puppet with markers, crayons or colored pencils.

How to cut Elephant Paper Bag Puppet.

Step 2: Cut Out Your Paper Bag Puppets

Carefully cut along the outlines of your colored paper bag puppet. Take your time to make clean and precise cuts.

How to assemble Elephant Paper Bag Puppet.

Step 3: Assemble & Glue Your Paper Bag Puppet

Place your paper bag with the flap facing you. The flap will be your puppet's mouth. Now, grab your cut-out body and glue it to the bag below the flap.

How to assemble Elephant Paper Bag Puppet.

Carefully apply glue to the designated glue tabs and attach them to the back of the elephant's head, ensuring the elephant's ears extend out to the sides. This will give the puppet its distinct elephant-like appearance.

How to assemble Elephant Paper Bag Puppet.

Then glue the head with the ears attached to the top of the flap.

Step 4: Direct Your Puppet's Journey

Once the glue has fully dried, your Puppet is all set for exciting adventures! Slip your hand through the paper bag opening and kickstart the puppetry fun. Foster imaginative play, weave captivating stories, or stage puppet shows alongside other paper bag characters. The potential for creativity is boundless!

How to download elephant paper bag template.

How do I download the Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template?

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Discover a world of creative fun beyond paper bag puppets! Dive into our collection of imaginative crafts that are perfect for kids of all ages. Explore the Bee Toilet Paper Roll Craft, where you can transform simple household items into adorable buzzing bees. Or, flutter over to our Butterfly Coffee Filter Craft, where you can create vibrant and colorful butterflies using coffee filters and simple art supplies. With these engaging activities, there's always something new and exciting to discover at Artsy Kids Zone. Let your creativity soar and embark on a crafting adventure today!

Completed Elephant Paper Bag Puppet Template.

Elephants are my absolute favorite animals! These gentle giants captivate me with their intelligence, strong family bonds, and remarkable features. As you craft your elephant paper bag puppet, you can discover fascinating facts about elephants that make them so unique. For example, their long trunks are powerful tools for all kinds of tasks, from picking up tiny objects to lifting heavy loads. Elephants also have excellent memories and can remember paths, other elephants, and even humans they've encountered. As you bring your elephant puppet to life, you'll find yourself drawn to these majestic creatures and their amazing abilities!

Here are five crazy fun facts about elephants for kids:

  1. Elephant Ears Are Cooling Fans: Elephants have big, floppy ears that they use to help cool themselves down! By flapping their ears, they increase blood circulation and lower their body temperature.

  2. Super-Long Trunks: An elephant's trunk is incredibly versatile and powerful! It contains over 40,000 muscles and can be used to lift heavy objects, pick up tiny things like peanuts, or even spray water to take a bath.

  3. Elephants Remember: Elephants have excellent memories! They can remember paths to water holes, recognize other elephants they've met, and even recall locations and situations from years ago.

  4. Tusk Tools: Both male and female elephants have tusks, which are actually elongated teeth. They use their tusks to dig for water, strip bark from trees, and even play games with other elephants.

  5. Elephant Family Bonds: Elephants are very social animals that live in close-knit family groups called herds. Female elephants lead the herds, and they all work together to take care of the young ones.

Photo of two Elephants in the wild.


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