Paper Bag Owl Craft (Free Printable Puppet Template

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We’ve got this adorable paper bag owl puppet craft today! With the free printable template, you can make your own owl puppets in no time.

paper bag owl puppet

Looking for a fun and easy craft to do with kids? Look no further than this paper bag owl puppet!

This adorable little project is perfect for a rainy day, a party activity, or just a fun way to spend an afternoon with your children.

With just a few simple supplies, you can create a cute and colorful owl puppet that your kids will love to play with for hours.

Plus, this craft is a great way to encourage imaginative play and creativity in your little ones. So grab your paper bags and let’s get started!


Colored craft paper: We used browns for the body and head, some orange for the beak and feet and white for the eyes. You could also color in the template instead of using craft paper with crayons or colored pencils.

Owl puppet template: You can grab the free printable at the bottom of this post.

Paper bag: We used the small lunch sack size bag.

List of Supplies:

You’ll also need some basic craft supplies like:

  • Black marker
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How to Make an Owl Puppet

Start by printing out the owl template. Then grab the colored craft papers you’d like to use. The template has the pieces to make the owl’s head, face, wings, beak, eyes, face and legs.

owl template pieces

Start by attaching the face cutout piece to the center of the owl’s head piece.

assembling face

Then glue his eyes and beak onto his face.

making owl head

Grab your paper bag and cut out piece of colored craft paper big enough to cover the front the bag (not including the flap) like shown below.

brown colored paper cut out next to paper bag

Next, attach the cut piece of paper to the paper bag.

attaching cut out

Now you can flatten the bottom side of the bag down and attach the owl’s head, like shown below.

attaching owl head

Then attach his legs to the bottom side and the wings to each side of the bag.

finished owl puppet

And that’s it. Your owl puppet is complete.

paper bag owl craft
paper bag owl craft
paper bag owl puppets

Grab the Free Owl Template

To grab the free printable owl 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 owl puppet
Yield: 1 Puppet

Paper Bag Owl Craft

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

This adorable paper bag owl puppet is made using our free owl template and an ordinary paper lunch bag!


  • Colored craft paper
  • Owl template
  • Paper lunch bag


  • Craft glue
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Printing out the owl template. Grab your cooose colored craft papers.
  2. Attach the face piece to the center of the head piece.
  3. Glue eyes and beak onto face.
  4. Grab your paper bag and measure out a piece of colored craft paper the size of the front of the bag.
  5. Attach the colored piece of paper to the bag.
  6. Attach head to the bottom flap of the bag.
  7. Finally, attach legs and wings onto the body of the owl and enjoy your puppet.

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