Paper Bag Koala Craft (Free Puppet Template)

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This super cute paper bag koala puppet craft is perfect for coming up with imaginative play activities. We make it even easier with our free koala template.

paper bag koala craft

Are you in search of a creative and simple craft idea that your children will enjoy? Well, how about making an adorable paper bag koala puppet!

This engaging project requires only a few basic supplies and creates a soft and cute koala puppet that will entertain your little ones.

It is an ideal craft activity for a classroom project or a fun indoor activity on a rainy day.


Colored craft papers: We used grays, white and pink. Instead of colored paper you could also color in the template with colored pencils or crayons.

Paper bag: We used a basic lunch sized paper bag.

Koala puppet template: You can grab the free printable at the end of this post.

You’ll also need some additional craft supplies like:

  • Pencil
  • Black marker or pen
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How to Make a Paper Bag Koala Puppet

Start by printing out the koala template. Then choose the colored pieces of paper you’ll be using. The template includes shapes for the koala’s head and face, ears, a fur collar and legs.

Cut them out and trace them onto the colored paper, then cut those pieces out.

koala puppet template pieces

Start by attaching the inner ear pieces to the outer ears. Then attach the koala’s nose to the center of the head piece.

Attach his eyes and cheeks as well.

attaching eyes and cheecks

Use your black marker or a pen to draw outline on the eyes and create a cute mouth.

assembling koala face

Then attach the ears to the top of the Koala’s head.

paper koala face

Next, grab your paper bag and a piece of gray paper. Cut out a piece big enough to cover the front side of the paper bag, like shown below.

assembling koalas body

Then attach the fur collar to the gray paper and his legs to the bottom of it, like shown below.

koala body

Now attach the koala’s body to the front of the paper bag.

Then flatten out the bottom of the bag toward the front side where the body is. Attach the head.

paper bag koala puppet

And that’s it. You’re all done creating your koala puppet!

paper bag koala puppet
paper bag koala puppet
paper bag koala craft

Grab the Koala Template

To grab the free printable koala template, put your email in the box below. We’ll send them straight to your inbox.

These are for personal or educational use only please. Not for commercial use. Thank you!

paper bag koala craft
Yield: 1 Puppet

Paper Bag Koala Puppet

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated Cost: Free

This cute paper bag koala puppet is made using our free printable template and an ordinary brown paper bag.


  • Colored craft paper
  • Brown paper bag
  • Koala craft template


  • Black marker or pen
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue


  1. Print out the template and cut out all the peices.
  2. Trace them onto colored craft paper and cut out.
  3. Start by attaching the inner ear pieces to the outer ear pieces. Then attach the eyes, nose and cheeks to the head.
  4. Draw a mouth and the pupils of the eyes then attach the ears.
  5. Trace out a piece of gray paper big enough to fit the front of the paper bag. Attach the fur collar and feet to the piece of paper.
  6. Attach it to the front of the paper bag, trimming any excess if necessary.
  7. Attach the head to the bottom of the paper bag flap.
  8. Enjoy your koala puppet!
paper bag koala puppet craft

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