It’s not a trap! In fact, you’ll be recycling while making a cool puppet! Transform a boring paper bag into a sassy puppet of Mon Calamari military hero Admiral Ackbar.
Time: 30 minutes
What You’ll Need
- 2 small brown paper bags
- Craft glue
- Black, white, yellow, and beige felt squares
- Large googly eyes (optional)
How To Make It
- Lay one of the paper bags down with the folded end of the bag face-up on your work surface. Cut the bottom half of the other brown bag off and tape to the bottom of the bag to make an extra long bag puppet head. Be sure to crumple up the other bag scraps and stuff into the elongated head to give it some shape.
- Glue the large googly eyes on the far sides of the head. Or cut out two medium-sized beige felt circles, then two slightly smaller yellow felt circles, and even smaller black felt circles. Glue the black circles onto the yellow circles, and then onto the brown circles to make a pair of eyes. Glue on either side of the bag head.
Cut two small black ovals and glue them right above the bag fold for Ackbar’s nostrils.
Cut out thin strips of beige felt and glue underneath the fold. These will be the fleshy bits that hang from Ackbar’s mouth.
- To make Ackbar’s arms, roll a long tube of white felt and glue the edges together. Let dry. Then cut in half making two arms. Make hands from the beige felt and glue them inside the one end of each roll. Glue the arms to the side of Ackbar’s body.
- Don’t forget to cut out small squares of gray and black felt to make Ackbar’s command insignia badges and glue them to his uniform.
- Cut a thick strip of black felt and glue inside the bag bottom’s fold to make his mouth.
Trace the outline of the bag on white felt. Cut out two pieces and glue them on the front and back of the bag as Ackbar’s tunic. Cut and glue a thin strip of white felt to the top of the front and back of the tunic to make his collar.
Cutting should be done by an adult.