Crafts & activities

Make a paper bag crow puppet

Inspired by the crows in Carrie Hope Fletcher’s The Double Trouble Society, you can make your own feathered friend by following our simple tutorial. Perfect as a spooky sidekick for Halloween!

Lydia Rowl
Photo: Lydia Rowl

You will need:

Photo: Lydia Rowl

• Black paper bag (or white/brown painted black)

• Orange and black card

• Scissors

• Glue stick or double-sided tape

• Large googly eyes (alternatively cut some eyes out from white card)

How to make:

1. Cut two equal size triangles from the orange card for a beak. Using glue or tape, stick them above and below the bottom of the bag.

Photo: Lydia Rowl

2. Next, glue or tape on your googly eyes.

Photo: Lydia Rowl

3. Then you’ll need to cut out wings and hair for your crow from your black card. If you don’t feel confident drawing out your own wing shape, you can just google and search for a simple bird wing stencil.

Photo: Lydia Rowl

4. Glue the wings and hair behind the bag.

Photo: Lydia Rowl
Photo: Lydia Rowl

5. And voila! Your puppet is ready!

Photo: Lydia Rowl

Big thanks to Lydia Rowl for putting together this crafting activity! For more crafting content, check out Lydia's Instagram @liddierowl

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