Paper Bag Zebra Puppet Craft

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Welcome to the wild savannah, where we’re about to embark on an exciting craft adventure to create our very own zebra paper bag. By using a white paper bag as our canvas and a sponge, we’ll unleash our creativity and bring these magnificent creatures to life. So, let’s grab our craft supplies and get ready to make a herd of adorable zebras that will charm young hearts and imaginations!


Zany Zebra Craft: Transforming a White Paper Bag into a Striped Sensation

Step 1: Gather Your Craft Materials

Before we dive into the crafting fun, let’s gather the materials needed for our zebra masterpiece:

  • White paper bag (lunch-size or small gift bag)
  • Paper Plate
  • Black acrylic or tempera paint
  • A small sponge
  • Paintbrushes
  • Googly eyes or black markers
  • Black, white and pink construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 2: Prepare the Zebra’s Stripes

Once we have all our craft materials ready, it’s time to transform the plain white paper bag into a zebra canvas. Pour out some black paint on to a paper plate. Cut the sponge into a thin strip. Dip the sponge into the black paint and gently dab it on the bag to create the zebra’s distinctive stripes. Encourage kids to get creative with the stripe patterns, making each zebra unique and special. Cut out two ears from white construction paper. Add a stripe or two using the sponge on the ears. Allow the paint to dry before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3: Adding the Zebra’s Details

Now that our zebra has its stripes, let’s add some finishing touches. From black construction paper cut out a large oval. Glue googly eyes onto the paper bag to give our zebra. From pink construction paper. If you don’t have googly eyes, you can use a black marker to draw the eyes instead. For the nose and mouth glue on the oval. Use a white crayon or piece of chalk to draw the nose and mouth. From pink construction paper glue inner ears. Glue them to the ears.

Step 4: Mane

For an extra touch of flair, kids can cut a strip of black construction paper to create the zebra’s mane. Make cuts along the strip to create hair. Glue these strip onto the back and top of the paper bag, respectively, to complete the zebra’s look.

Step 5: Zany Zebra Fun!

Our zany zebra craft is now complete, and it’s time to bring these magnificent creatures to life through imaginative play. Encourage kids to use their paper bag zebras as puppets or props in creative storytelling sessions. They can also display their zebras proudly in their rooms or gift them to friends and family.

Crafting our very own zany zebras using a white paper bag, black paint, and a sponge has been a delightful adventure into the world of creativity. This simple and engaging craft allows kids to express their artistic flair while learning about these enchanting animals. So, let’s celebrate our crafty success and bask in the joy of bringing these whimsical zebras to life. Happy crafting, and let your imagination run wild with our zany zebra craft!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

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