Paper bag puppets make a great party craft activity OR, with a little tweaking, a great birthday party favor bag. Either way, they’re adorable and the kids will love them.
Get all the templates and complete instructions for these Pooh bag puppets over at family.fun.go.com. These are probably a bit intricate for kids still into the Hundred Acre Wood crowd to make by themselves as a party craft activity, but they’d be wonderful decorations for any Pooh themed party. Then, let them each take one home.
But for kids a little older, there’s dozens of templates for making paper bag puppets over at abcteach.com. Many of these templates are for animals, so they’d be a great craft activity for any animal or jungle or safari themed birthday party. Provide the lunch bags and print outs of the templates, scissors, glue sticks, markers and-or crayons, and they’ll probably make an entire zoo.
Turn things upside down and add a tweak, and these puppet templates can become really cool party treat bags. Instead of using the bottom of the bag as the top of the puppet, use the bottom of the bag as the bottom and fold the top for the template decoration. You’ll probably need to scale the templates down a bit for these now shorter bags. As suggested at family.fun.go, cut your templates from colored card stock to make things look really nice. Attach the cut outs after filling your treat bags. All lined up and ready to go home with the kids, these character favor bags will be very enticing and fun for the kids. Make all different animals to send home from your animal/jungle/safari themed party.