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Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Are you looking for puppet crafts for kids? This Bear Paper Bag Puppet is inspired by one of our favorite books, Corduroy by Don Freeman.

It’s a creative way for kids to work on number sense, fine motor skills, and much more! 

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

Bear Paper Bag Puppet:

Creating crafts like this one will help your kids to develop their hand and eye coordination, muscle strength, and other important developmental skills.

It’s also a great way for your children to work on their listening comprehension and following multi-step directions.

Bear Craft

Why Are Fine Motor Skills Important?

From holding a pencil to turning the pages in a book, your kids use their fine motor skills as they are learning to read and write.

They use the muscles in their fingers and hands to grip objects, pick up small things like paper or crayons, and draw.

Developing fine motor skills is important for tasks that require a lot of control too. 

Getting Ready To Make The Bear Paper Bag Puppet:

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What’s Included:

  • Bear Paper Bag Puppet Template

What Else Is Needed:

  • Corduroy by Don Freeman
  • Scissors
  • Paper Bag
  • Glue
  • Crayons

To get this book-inspired craft ready for your kids to create, click on the button below and fill out the form.

After receiving the printables in your inbox, download and print either the black and white or color templates. 

How To Make The Bear Paper Bag Puppet:

After reading the book Corduroy by Don Freeman or your favorite book about bears, your preschoolers can begin making this craft.

First, they will color the bear and buttons if you are using the black and white template.

Puppet Craft

Next, your kids will cut out the bear’s head, arms, and buttons.

For children who need help using scissors, you can have them practice cutting the bear’s head (having extra copies is always helpful) and then help them cut out the other pieces.

Book Activity

After cutting out all of the pieces, your preschoolers will glue the bear’s head and arms to the paper bag.

They will then count out the number of buttons that they want on their puppet and glue them on. 

Book-Inspired Craft for Kids

Finally, your kids will fill in the “The bear has _______ buttons” card with the number of buttons that they glued on their bear. They will then glue the card on their puppet. 

Craft for Kids

If you want your kids to have different numbers of buttons on their bears, you can give them each a number to use.

After they create their puppets, your children can line up and put the numbers in order. 

This Bear Paper Bag Puppet is a creative way for kids to work on number sense, fine motor skills, and much more! 

Pin It For Later:

Do you want to save this book-inspired craft for later? Pin this to your crafts for kids board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready!

Bear Paper Bag Puppet

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Monday 30th of August 2021

[…] Bear Paper Bag Puppet from This craft is based on the book Corduroy by Don Freeman. If you have a reader who loves bears, check out this adorable paper bag puppet! You’ll need a brown paper bag, the template, crayons, scissors, and glue. Once your puppet is ready, spread it open so that your child’s hand can fit inside. They’ll enjoy retelling the book while using their puppet! This puppet also comes with a math activity so kids can practice counting. […]

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