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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior
Grades: PreK - Gr. 5 | Age: 2-11yrs | Written by: Linda J. Moucha
[Linda is a K-12 Art Instructor at Barry Community Schools, Barry, IL]

Students will make butterfly puppets using paper bags.


Goals for Learning:

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Using one or two sheets of tissue, fold in half and twist in the middle to create two wings. Teacher will tape to back of puppet.
  2. Student will use markers to create a face on the top section of the sack. Sticker features could be used.
  3. Pipe cleaner antenna could be added with tape and glue.

Note: This project is teacher intensive.


Recommended Books/Products:

What can you do with a Paper Bag?
An engaging activity book for both home and classroom, What Can You Do with a Paper Bag?, inspired by works of art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will provide hours of educational and entertaining dress-up fun.

Hurry and the Monarch
A migrating butterfly provides Hurry, a Texas tortoise, with perspective on the world beyond his garden.

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