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Tiger Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Tiger Paper Bag Puppet Craft

Whether it's celebrating the Year of the Tiger for Chinese New Year, or you just like tigers, this paper bag puppet is a fun craft for a dreary afternoon.

by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • Paper lunch bag
  • Orange and black paint
  • Black marker
  • Black, white, and orange construction paper
  • Gold paint pen
  • Scissors
  • 1 black chenille stem
  • White craft glue
  • Glue stick
  • Pattern

How to make it

Tiger Paper Bag Puppet step 1

1. Paint outside of paper bag with orange paint and let dry.

2. On a piece of black construction paper, use the gold paint pen to draw 2 circles, about 1 inch in diameter.

3. Cut around the circles, leaving a border of black paper, cut each end out to a point to resemble the almond shape of an eye. Use the pattern for the eyes as a guide.  

4. Dip the handle end of a paint brush into black paint and using a circular motion, at the round blacks of the eyes onto the gold. Let dry.

Tiger Paper Bag Puppet step 5

5. When bag is dry, add tiger stripes around the bottom of the bag (the head) and down both sides. Add a nose and facial features as well. Use the pattern as inspiration for drawing on the face. Use black paint to fill in the stripes.

6. While paint is drying, cut the ears and paws out of orange construction paper using the patterns. Color in the center of the ears with black marker. Use a glue stick to attach the ears to the back of the bag and the paws to the front.  

7. Cut two teeth from white paper and use a glue stick to attach them beneath the flap.  

8. Glue the eyes to the face using a glue stick.  

Tiger Paper Bag Puppet step 9

9. Cut chenille stem in to four pieces and use white craft glue to attach two to each side of the face. Let dry.