Turn a boring paper bag into a fun puppet for St. Patrick’s Day! Add texture with orange poms shimmer sticks and a fun accordion fold technique for dangling arms.
- Paint Brushes Triangle Handle
- Construction Paper
- Craft Glue
- Clear Tape
|Step 1. Gather your supplies.|
|Step 2. |
Click the “template” button under the picture of this project in order to download, print, and cut out the leprechaun pieces, as shown.
|Step 3. |
Place the hat template on a piece of green construction paper, trace and cut out the shape.
|Step 4. |
Repeat step 4 with the other template pieces. The rectangle should be black. The beard and hands should be orange.
|Step 5. |
Paint the paper bag and let dry. We used a tan, skin color for the bottom of the bag (which will be the face) and a green for the side (which will be the body).
|Step 6. |
To finish the hat, first glue the black rectangle to the green shape. Bend a gold Shimmer Stick into the shape of a buckle and cut off any extra material.
|Step 7. |
Glue the buckle to the hat and then glue the hat and beard to the paper bag, as shown.
|Step 8. |
To create the arms, cut 4 long strips of green construction paper.
|Step 9. |
Tape the ends of 2 strips together to form a right angle.
|Step 10. |
Fold the left side over the right side, as shown.
|Step 11. |
Continue folding the left side back over the right. This will create an accordion fold.
|Step 12. |
When the folding is complete, tape the ends together, this will be one of the arms for the puppet.
Glue the hand onto the end of the arm. Repeat steps 9-12 to make the 2nd arm.
|Step 14. |
Glue the arms to the puppet.
|Step 15. |
Finish the puppet by adding Wiggly Eyes, orange Poms to the beard, and Shimmer Poms to the body. Use the marker to give the puppet a face.