Are you looking to inspire your kids or students with fun activities while stimulating their creativity? Look no further than these 20 different animal craft ideas made from paper bags!
These different 20 different animal craft ideas are great for all ages, from preschoolers to older elementary aged students.
Not only are these project ideas affordable, but they also provide hours of imaginative play with each creation.
With just some simple supplies like googly eyes, scissors, paints and glue, you can transform ordinary paper bags into various creatures that your children will love to play with afterwards.
Keep reading to get 20 ideas on how to make cute animals out of these everyday materials! Several of these paper bag puppets have free templates linked underneath them as well! Happy crafting, my friends!
PAPER BAG ANIMAL CRAFT IDEAS:
Paper Bag Dog – my favorite part is the fingerprint spots
Paper Bag Pig – paint the bag pink and add a pipe cleaner for his tail
Paper Bag Polar Bear – this puppet craft is perfect for WINTER or a January lesson plan
Paper Bag Koala – start off by painting the bag completely gray and use a fork to paint on his furry belly
Paper Bag Penguin – this tutorial includes a free printable to get you started super fast!
Paper Bag Brown Bear – this sleeping bear is perfect for story time!
Paper Bag Hippo – this is probably the EASIEST out of all these ideas. All you need is gray cardstock paper and paint!
Paper Bag Sloth – don’t be a slow-poke! Check out this project today!
Paper Bag Wolf – another idea with a free printable. Just print and assemble!
Paper Bag Duck – yellow craft paint and feathers come together for this DIY!
Paper Bag Moose – another story time craft idea! Free printable included as well!
Paper Bag Zebra – black paper strips bring this puppet to life within minutes!
Paper Bag Giraffe – for this idea I added black fingerprint “spots”
Paper Bag Leopard – original inspired by a Dr. Seuss book!
Paper Bag Bunny – although intended for Easter, this craft can be made ANY day of the year!
Paper Bag Lion – take our free lion head printable and make this ROAR-SOME craft with ease!
Paper Bag Fox – this foxy friend is super easy to make with craft paint and cardstock paper!
Paper Bag Mouse – no need to be afraid of this gray creature. He is super easy to recreate!
Paper Bag Parrot – this colorful puppet has cupcake liners for his feathers!
Paper Bag Owl – originally intended for Valentine’s Day, this craft is a HOOT!