Thought Monster Puppets

Turn your Thought Monsters into puppets!

Enjoy this fun craft with your kids. In this post, I’ll briefly show you how my husband and I turned our Thought Monster into puppets. Follow along with us below, then have fun turning your’s and your kids’ Thought Monsters into puppets!

We used standard-size brown paper lunch bags. This way, you have a built in structure you can add to to build a talking puppet from your Thought Monster. Let your creativity go wild!

Another option is to use popsicle sticks and simply glue an image of your Thought Monster to the stick.

If you’re not sure what a Thought Monster is, check out the Thought Monster Series so you and your kids can meet your personal Thought Monster.

Have fun creating your Thought Monster puppets!

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Paper Bag Puppet Supplies

No need to get fancy or buy anything. I used supplies I had leftover in my craft storage. Here’s a list to help you get started:

  • Standard lunch size paper bags or recycle bags you have around the house
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers
  • Felt
  • Glitter
  • Fabric
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • and more!

Transforming Arabella into a puppet

  • Let’s start with the head. Lay the paper bag so the flap is facing up.
  • Use the entire flap for your Monster’s head through the upper lip. This will end up being your puppet’s mouth.
  • I covered the flap on my bag with green construction paper, added eyes, a beret, drew on the lips and nose.
  • Glued a pom pom to the beret for a bit of whimsy.

Completing the body

  • Color your Thought Monster right onto the bag or use construction paper cut-outs.
  • I used white beads for my Thought Monster’s necklace.
  • For the arms, I enlarged and printed out my original drawing, then cut out the arms and glued onto the bag.
  • Add finishing touches to complete your puppet.

Transforming Perfectionist Squirrelly into a puppet

  • Again, start with the head. Husband creates a triangular shape by taping down the corners.
  • Next, he drew the face and glued on googly eyes.
  • He cut the sides of the paper bag to resemble the squirrel and his wings.

To finish up

  • You could use yarn for a tail, my husband cut out the bag for the tail.
  • He then finished up with additional drawing to complete his puppet.

The result:

 

Perfectionist Squirrely!