DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Bag Crow or Raven Craft
© by Leanne Guenther
The raven is a great symbol for many bible stories. The
crow is great for an Autumn theme.
Both birds are found in a variety of stories, poems and songs.
- a paper lunch bag
- black paint or black paper
- a printer,
- some crayons,
- paper for the printer
PRINT THE TEMPLATE:
- Print out the template of choice (color or b&w)
- Colour (as required) and cut out the template
GET FAMILIAR WITH YOUR PAPER BAG:
- I'm going to walk through this slowly.
Look at your paper bag.
- It should be closed and flat like a piece
of paper. Just like when they are brand new.
- On one side, it's all smooth. This will
of your puppet
- It's important that all the kids get the
back and front straight at the beginning!
- On the other side there's a flippy tab (which
is typically the bottom of the bag when you're carrying your lunch around...)
- This flippy tab will be the
- Lift the flippy tab up a bit. Underneath
of the tab will be the mouth,
- When the child puts her hand in the bag,
she'll be able to make the puppet talk.
- Look at the rest of the front of the bag.
(The 3/4 or so of the bag below the part with the flippy tab)
This will be the
- Look at the sides of the bag. There
should be a
- We'll be slipping the wings into this
- If the kids goof and glue the wings onto
the front or back of the bag, it isn't a big deal.
- OK, now that we're comfy with our bags, let's
Assemble your puppet:
- Cover the paper bag with black paper
(just glue it on and trim) or paint the paper bag black and
- Glue the feather tuft to the top of
- Glue the eyes onto the
just under the feathers. If you like, you can use wiggly
eyes instead of the paper template pieces.
- Glue the beak under the eyes.
It will likely hang down over a little
bit of the
Make sure you just put glue on top of the beak (where it touches
so you don't end up gluing the mouth shut.
- Glue the wings into the
- Glue the feet onto the bottom of the
- Glue the tail onto the
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).
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