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Dec 31, 2010

Abraham Paper Bag Puppet

Abraham Paper Bag Puppet
Use the above picture to see how to cut carefully around the outer rim from the paper plate. The arms will be formed from the center section.   The outer rim will be the hair and beard. 
     After cutting the outer rim from the plate, cut off a section that is about one- fourth of the circle. (See picture.)  The one- fourth section will be the beard.  The remaining three- fourths of the outer rim will be the hair.  Color the hair grey.  Leave the beard white.  On both the beard and the hair, cut slashes down the ridges about one inch deep.  Roll the cut strips on a pencil to curl them.  Roll some forward and others backward.
     Use the template to cut the arms from the center of the plate. Round one edge on both arms.  Leave the other edge straight for the sleeve. Color the arms with crayons or watercolor pencils.  Slip the arm in the side folds below the top flap. (See picture)  Hole punch through the side fold and arm.  Insert a brass two-prong fastener.  This will allow the arm to move.
      Glue the beard to the bottom of the flap of the bag.  Glue the hair to the top of the flap.  Color the bottom portion of the bag to form the robe.
      Print the template for the feet, hands and face.  Color each and cut out.  Glue the hands to the sleeves with the tab in the back.  (Thumbs go up)  Glue the feet to the bottom of the bag. (Big toes go to inside.)   Glue the eyes and nose above the beard. Alternatively, use large stick on google eyes. 
     To pose the arms differently, switch the arms so they turn outward or turn inward. 

  • Brown paper lunch bag
  • White uncoated paper plate
  • Brass two-prong fasteners
  • Crayons or watercolor pencils
  • Glue
  • Copy paper
  • Goggle eyes