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Cute Forest Animal Paper Bags

These adorable woodland animal paper craft bags are great to make as a craft, or to give with a gift inside.

Paper Bag Puppet Rabbit and Fox Templates

If you are looking for a fun way to teach kids about animals, let them make these cute forest animal crafts.

With our free template for a rabbit, fox and squirrel, you can cut out these patterns right now and start crafting.

We used these templates to make adorable bags. And we used construction paper to make bags in accompanying colors (you can see a video of how to do it below).

However, you can add the animal shapes to plain brown paper bags. Or, just glue on a piece of paper.

If you like these paper animals, you will like our Woodland Animal Paper Wreath, too.

You’ll also want to see our free coloring gift tags with nature scenes and animals. 

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates on yellow background


How to Make Cute Woodland Animal Bags


  • Free Woodland Animal Printable Templates
  • Colored craft papers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Black sharpie


Step 1:

Let’s make the paper fox in this example. All of the rest of the animals can be made following similar instructions.
Trace the template patterns on the colored papers. Cut out the patterns.

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 1

Step 2:

Glue the inner ear patterns (2 small triangular pieces) on the ears of the fox’s head pattern.
Now glue the heart shaped piece on the bottom side of the fox’s head, with the point side down.
Glue the small pattern of the tail on the tip of the big tail pattern.

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 2

Step 3:

Prepare a paper bag using an 8 inches × 8 inches orange colored craft paper or any colored craft paper you prefer for the fox. You can also use a sheet of paper if you don’t want to make a paper bag fox.

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 3

Step 4:

Attach the belly pattern of the fox below the head (or in the middle part of the bag or piece of paper).

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 4

Step 5:

Attach the head of the fox on the top side of the bag. Keep about half of the head above the top of the bag.

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 5

Step 6:

Attach the tail in between the side folds of the bag.

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 6

Step 7:

Use a black marker to draw the eyes and nose of the fox. 

Paper Bag Puppet Fox Templates Step 7

Repeat the same steps for the other woodland animals.

Here’s how to make paper bags from the same paper that you are making your templates from:


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