Instructions for Paper Bag Dolphin Puppet
Preschoolers love to engage in puppet play, and these paper bag dolphin hand puppets give students the opportunity to imitate dolphin sounds and movement. These preschool dolphin paper crafts are ideal for encouraging interactive play.
White paper bags (1 per child)
Gray crayons (1 per child)
Cut-out in shape of dolphin beak (1 per child)
Fin cut-outs (1 back fin and 2 side fins per child)
1) Give each child a folded paper bag. Holding the bag so that the folded bottom is facing upward, show the children how to fold the corners of the bag's flap inward to form semi-rounded edges. Assist as needed, securing the folded corners in place with tape. This rounded portion of the paper bag will be the dolphin's head.
2) Ask the preschoolers to color their bags on both sides with gray crayon. Give each child a set of wiggly eyes to glue onto the dolphin's head.
3) Hand each student a dolphin beak cut-out, two side fin cut-outs, and one back fin cut-out. Ask the children to color these cut-outs with gray crayon. Assist the preschoolers with gluing the fins onto the sides and back of each paper bag and gluing the beak onto the bottom of the head.
4) After the glue has dried, show the children how to slide one hand into the bag and use their fingers to move the dolphin head up and down. Cover some tables with blue cloth, and allow the children to crouch behind the tables and make their dolphin puppets swim across the "ocean".