Since the Chipmunk is our animal of the week, our craft for the week features them as well! In this post, learn how to make a chipmunk puppet out of a paper lunch bag.

 

 

 

The supplies you will need include:

  • A paper bag
  • Cardstock or construction paper
    • Brown
    • Tan
    • White
    • Black
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Colored pencils or crayons
    • Black
    • Brown
  • Scissors

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

To make the paper bag fit little hands, feel free to cut about an inch off the bottom of the bag.

 

Step 2:

Cut out all the pieces you will need. This includes:

  • The head cut out of tan paper
  • The tail, arms, ears and nose cut out of brown paper
  • The whiskers cut out of black paper
  • The stripes cut out of white paper

Step 3:

Glue your cut outs to the front. Glue the eyes, nose and whiskers to the face. Glue the face to the bag. Glue the arms onto the front of the bag.

 

Step 4:

Glue your cut outs to the back. Glue the tail to the back. Glue your stripes to the back. Your ears can either be glued to the back of the bag or the back of the head. This will depend on how you glued the face on and how big your ears are.

 

 

Step 5:

Give your chipmunk some markings! Give his forehead some color by using your coloring materials. Give him a forehead patch and a mouth. You could even give him some nostrils or some ear holes. Give his tail some texture by coloring it just a bit.

 

 

Step 6:

Give his back some markings. Give him some color around the stripes. Chipmunks don’t only have white stripes ya’ know. They have color around them too if you can get a good look.

 

 

Now you’re all done and your chipmunk can run off and play. Just make sure your glue is dry!