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Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet

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Two Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets on display.

Get ready to bring a touch of Irish charm this season with these Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets. This easy and entertaining DIY project is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day with your little ones. Not only does it promise hours of creative play, but it also allows kids to explore their artistic side.

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 mischievous leprechauns for St. Patrick's Day, 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.

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.

Boys coloring Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet

Last weekend we had all of my nieces and nephews over and it was pure chaos with so many kids running around.  I pulled out these Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets and started making it with one of my nephews and pretty soon I had every kid making their own puppet.  The kids loved making their own puppets. 

How To Make Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

Materials You'll Need

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

Markers, colored pencils, or crayons



A paper lunch bag

Example of girl coloring Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet.

Step 1: Print and Color Your Robot Paper Bag Puppet

Start by downloading our Leprechaun 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 Leprechaun with markers, crayons or colored pencils.

Girl cutting Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet template..

Step 2: Cut Out Your Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppets

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

Girl showing you how to glue the body to the paper bag.

Step 3: Assemble & Glue Your Leprechaun 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 robot's body and glue it to the bag below the flap.

How to glue the head to paper bag.

Then glue the head to the top of the flap.

St. Patrick's Day completed paper bag puppets.

Step 4: Direct Your Puppet's Journey

Once the glue has fully dried, your Leprechaun 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 template onto a computer.

How do I download the Leprechaun Paper Bag Puppet Template?

Sign up to become a member of Artsy Kids Zone to download. The best part is that memberships are FREE! Not only will you gain access to this project but you will also gain access to this Artsy Kids Zone downloads.

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Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a treasure trove of art projects designed just for kids. While our leprechaun paper bag puppet steals the show, there's a rainbow of other enchanting projects waiting to be discovered. Dive into the world of St. Patrick's Day crafts with our mint scented playdough, pot of gold agamographs, and vibrant rainbow creations. Each project is thoughtfully crafted to capture the spirit of this festive occasion while providing a delightful platform for artistic expression. So, don your greenest attire, gather your art supplies, and embark on a crafting adventure filled with luck, laughter, and the joy of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Artsy Kids Zone


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