Paper bag Animal Puppets - A fun owl craft for kids

This owl craft is the perfect paper bag craft for preschoolers and toddlers! Kids will have so much fun making their very own owl puppet to play with. We have included a printable owl pattern to make creating these cute animal puppets super easy. Just follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own owl craft. The kids will love putting on a puppet show for you with their owl puppets!

Owl craft for kids. Animal puppets paper bag crafts. Printable owl pattern included.

For even more fun, why not try making a few more animal puppets like this bird puppet craft, some bear paper bag puppets, tiger paper bag puppets, lion paper bag puppets, or even this super fun monster puppet activity!

This owl craft is such a fun animal puppet for toddlers and preschools to make. They will love making owl puppets in colours of their choice and then using them to put on some fun puppet shows!

Making a set of owl puppets is the perfect addition to an owl or nocturnal animals unit and is paired perfectly with the story book Owl Babies. Just scroll down below and follow our instructions to make your own paper bag craft!



Supplies for your owl craft

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  • Printable owl pattern (available below)
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Paper bags
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Owl Babies story

Directions to make your owl craft

STEP 1: Gather your supplies

Before you get started, make sure to gather all your supplies! This owl craft goes PERFECTLY with one of our favourite books, Owl Babies! Reading the story book first makes a great addition to this owl activity.

owl craft for kids - paper bag puppets

STEP 2: Prepare the owl pattern

Print, download, and cut out the free printable owl pattern that can be found by scrolling down below. Once you have it cut out, trace it on the coloured cardstock and cut it out as shown below. Be sure to trace and cut out the beak twice.

If you are making this owl puppet with toddlers or younger preschoolers you may like to pre-cut these shapes ready for your child to stick them onto their paper bag. 

printable owl pattern

STEP 3: Prepare the paper bag

Next you need to decide which colour you would like your owl to be and cover the paper bag in cardstock in your chosen colour. Cut out large squares of coloured cardstock and glue them on top of the bag on the side where the bottom of the bag flaps up and cut off any excess from the sides.

paper bag crafts

STEP 4: Glue on the wings and ears

Once you have prepared the paper bag with cardstock of your choice, it's time to glue the wings and ears on! Glue the smaller wings on top of the bigger sized wings and then glue them on the bag under the flap as shown below.

Then, glue the ears on top of the bag.

paper bag animal puppets

STEP 5: Glue the beak and feet

Now it's time to glue on the beak and feet pieces! Glue the beak pieces together at the wider end in order to create a wide mouth effect. Once you've done that, glue the beak and feet pieces onto the bag as shown below.

owl craft

STEP 6: Finalize the owl craft

We're almost done with your owl craft! Now we're going to finalize the owl puppet by cutting out and gluing the eyes above the beak and then using a black marker to add feather detail to the wings and stomach as shown below.

printable owl pattern for paper bag owl puppets

Your owl craft is now finished! Toddlers and preschoolers (as well as older children) will love this owl craft for kids. Have fun making this owl puppet in lots of different colours. Why not make a whole family of owls!?

Animal puppets are so much to make and kids will love acting out their favouirte animal themed books and putting on puppet shows for you to watch!

Paper bag crafts for kids - Animal puppets


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This owl craft for kids is the perfect paper bag craft for anyone wanting to make some adorable animal puppets! we even have a free printable owl pattern included!

We hope you enjoy this animal puppet owl craft for kids! Be sure to check out our other paper bag crafts like this pirate paper bag puppet or this mermaid paper bag puppet.

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