Paper Bag Butterfly Puppets
Students will make butterfly puppets using paper bags.
By Linda J. Moucha [Linda is a K-12 Art Instructor at Barry Community Schools, Barry, IL]
What You Need:
- Colored craft or lunch sacks
- Tissue paper sheets
- Pipe cleaners
- Scrap paper
- Glue or tape
- Optional: Googly eyes
What You Do:
- 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.
- Student will use markers to create a face on the top section of the sack. Sticker features could be used.
- Pipe cleaner antenna could be added with tape and glue.
Note: This project is teacher intensive.
- A variation could be to cut out wings from construction paper and add marker patterns.
- For older students, I have them fold paper in half and draw a letter “B” on the fold. We cut it out and create wings.
- Create wings (letter “B”) and copy on colored copy paper and then add marker design.
- Use a book about butterflies to tell a story, or write a story as a class.
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