The Lorax is one of the most beloved Dr. Seuss books. Learn how you can craft the adorable and kind Lorax paper bag puppet that is easy to make with the free printable template.
We are big fans of Dr. Seuss around here and The Lorax is one of our favorites. This is no exaggeration. In the past, I have shared a free template to craft your own paper Lorax and a Lorax toilet paper roll craft.
If you aren’t familiar with the Lorax, it teaches kids to love and take care of the Earth and to stand up for others. It is the perfect book for an Earth Day celebration or to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd.
Every year, Read Across America celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and works to promote reading in our public schools, but even if you homeschool, you can participate. It is a wonderful way to cultivate a love of reading, and introduce new genres to your kids.
Let’s dive into the instructions for the Lorax paper bag puppet that comes with a free template. It’s a great craft to do with your kids after reading The Lorax book and learn about how they can take responsibility now for the world we live in.
How to Make The Lorax Paper Bag Puppet Craft
- Free Lorax paper bag puppet template (scroll down to the end of this post to learn how to get the template sent to you)
- Colored construction paper or cardstock (yellow, white, red, and orange)
- Brown paper bag
- Glue stick
- White chalk marker
1. Prepare The Lorax template patterns.
Download and print out the Lorax template. The mustache should be on yellow paper, eyes on white, tongue on red, and head and body on orange.
Cut out all the template patterns with a pair of scissors.
2. Assemble the Head and Body
Glue the body cutout on the long part of the paper bag.
Align the eye cutouts with the eye outlines on the head cutout. Apply glue to secure in place.
Glue the head cutout to the top flap portion of the brown paper bag. Glue the top of the tongue to the bottom of the mustache so that the bottom of the tongue sticks out. Then affix both the mustache and the tongue to the head cutout, right underneath The Lorax’s nose.
3. Complete the Lorax Craft
You can play with the Lorax paper bag puppet as is, but there is one finishing touch that would really make the puppet pop.
Take the white chalk marker and draw highlights as shown in the picture below. This little detail gives the paper bag puppet a more 3-dimensional look and makes the Lorax appear more realistic.
The Lorax paper bag puppet is all done and ready for you to recreate the beautiful story of The Lorax.
More Dr. Seuss Crafts
Are your kids big fans of Dr. Seuss? We love reading all his books and doing crafts after reading them. Since some of the stories are longer and your kids may need to stop in the middle for a quick break, learn how you can make your own Horton Hears a Who and The Cat in the Hat bookmarks to mark your pages in the books.
And if you love the idea of crafting a paper bag puppet to go along with the Dr. Seuss books, make sure you check out: