Frog paper bag puppet
Puppet play is a great way to fire a child's imagination: they make up the rules, the roles and all the situations. By making your own simple puppets, your child will have a hand in creating the character as well.
What you need:
- A brown paper lunch bag
- Pieces of coloured construction paper – green and red
- 2 x googly eyes
- Markers and/or crayons
Number of players:
Turn the bag upside down, so that the open end is down and the closed end is up the top.
Fold the 'closed end of the bag over so that there is about a 7cm flap at the top. This is your frog's face.
Cut two eye tabs out of the green paper, each one approximately 4 x 2cm rectangle curved on one end: the shape of the tip of a finger.
Glue the googly eyes onto the two eye tabs.
Starting at the straight edge of the tab, fold it over about one third along so that the curved end with the eye on it sits upright. Glue the flat, folded end of the tab onto the bag's folded flap, that is frog's face.
Make a long red tongue out of the red paper. Glue it onto the bottom edge of the flap.
Cut out two arms and two frog legs from the green paper. Glue them on the sides of the bag.
Cut out lots of small circles to dot all over the frog's body and glue them to the bag
Put your hand inside the bag, curve your fingers over to fit into the 'face' flap. You can now move the frog's face when he talks.
- You can get plastic googly eyes and construction paper from craft shops or the craft section of a big department store like Kmart.