#thinkoutsidethetoybox Week 3 Paper Bag Puppets

There is nothing more fun than a puppet show. If you could figure a way to incorporate water play into a puppet show you would have the ultimate in summer fun. We used paper bags to create puppets. I used to do this all the time as a child who was raised behind the counter of a family run grocery store. My kids loved it as much as I did.


Paper Bags (Large or small)
Crayons or markers or paint
Imagination, lots and lots of imagination.
Optionally you could use yarn for hair or buttons for eyes.
Any materials could be used. It’s a very open ended activity.

What does the child take away from the activity?

Creative art.
Imaginative play.
Creating a script and characters.
Preforming for an audience.

Step 1

Color your face and body on your bag. Let them make people or whatever they like. Let them go crazy.

Step 2

Have a puppet show!

CB had such a fun time making new story lines to go with these two puppets. They went shopping and explored the mall. They went to the beach. They took over the world and survived the zombie Apocalypse. They sang a song from some tv show. They danced with some pop star that I had never heard of.

These were two busy girls lol.

This is part of the

Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series

The series is put together by
and me 🙂

Think Outside the Toy Box Summer Series
May 23 – Intro Post
May 26 – Glow Sticks
June 9 – Paper Grocery Bags
June 16 – Kool-Aid
June 23 – Ice Cream Cones
June 30 – Pool Noodles
July 7 – Wax Paper
July 14 – Puzzle Pieces
July 21 – Paper Cups
July 28 – Plastic Milk Jugs

Link up!

Do you have a project that has to do with paper bags? Want to share? Link up!
Or just browse other’s ideas and maybe find something you would like to do with your kids.


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