Paper Bag Zebra Craft

Have a toddler, preschooler, or older kid who LOVES zebra crafts? This paper bag zebra craft is exactly what they need. We have even included a free zebra template to help put it together. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own paper bag puppet!

paper bag zebra craft

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There is something about paper bag crafts that is just so fun! Watching toddlers, preschoolers, or even older kids get lost in pretend play as they imagine being a zebra can be so exciting. This paper bag puppet is the perfect afternoon craft.

We have included a zebra template to help make this zebra craft super simple. The template also includes the pieces that are needed to make the monkey paper bag craft

Scroll down below for step-by-step directions to make your own paper bag zebra craft!

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Paper bag zebra craft

Zebra craft supplies

  • Zebra template (scroll down for link)
  • Coloured craft papers - white, black, pink, and grey
  • Paper bag
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to make a paper bag puppet

STEP 1: Gather up your materials

First things first - gather up all the materials that you need for your zebra paper bag puppet. It's so much easier! Grab the template if you haven't yet, by scrolling down below. Print it out onto white paper and cut it out so it's ready right in front of you. The template also includes the pieces needed for our paper bag monkey craft

paper bag zebra craft supplies

STEP 2: Prepare the paper bag

Now, onto the fun stuff! Cut some large white pieces of paper the same size as your paper bag and glue them onto the paper bag on the side where the bottom flap sticks up. Trim off any excess from the edges of the bag.

paper bag craft

STEP 3: Create the hooves and stripes

To start forming the zebra craft, trace the hoof template onto white and black paper. Cut it out and glue it onto the front of the paper bag as shown below.

how to make a paper bag puppet

Once you've made the hooves, trace the triangles onto black paper and cut them out. Glue them onto the front of the paper bag as shown below.

how to make a paper bag zebra puppet

STEP 4: Create the face of your zebra

Next, it's time to start forming the face! Trace the ears onto white and pink paper and cut them out. Glue the pink pieces onto the white shapes and then glue them to the top of the paper bag.

paper bag zebra puppet

After the ears are done, trace the mouth onto grey paper and glue to the front of the bag. Use a black marker to add in the details.

how to make a zebra craft

Cut the eyes out and glue them onto the front of the bag as shown below. 

zebra puppet craft

STEP 5: Finish up your zebra craft

To finish up your zebra craft, cut a strip of white paper and glue it onto the back of the bag to form the tail. Cut a small piece of black paper and cut some small slits in it before gluing it to the end of the tail.

zebra paper bag puppet craft

Your paper bag zebra craft is now complete and you're ready to play!


To get this zebra template for free click on the link below and use the discount code - puppet. For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

zebra template

We hope you had lots of fun with your paper bag craft! This zebra craft is so much fun to make and great for pretend play. Kids of all ages will have a BLAST with their paper bag zebra craft.

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