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Waggish Woodland Critter Paper Puppets

Waggish Woodland Critter Paper Puppets
Waggish Woodland Critter Paper Puppets

Make some adorable Waggish Woodland Critter Paper Puppets with your kids! These playful animals are easy and safe for kids of all ages to make - even your littlest ones. Using a variety of paper punches, these stick puppets will come together in no time. You can create all kinds of animals from a romping fox to a sneaky raccoon in a matter of minutes. These animal puppets for kids are so cute, and kids will love using their imagination to make these woodland critters come alive. You'll find tons of other creative ways to use this cute paper craft as well!


Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Materials List

  • Illustration board of assorted colors
  • Petal by Petal Squeeze Punch (Large)
  • Petal by Petal Squeeze Punch (Extra-Large)
  • That’s Amore Squeeze Punch (Medium)


  1. To begin, create an oval body for each animal, and then use a combination of petal punches, circle punches, and heart punches to create the other details of each animal. We used the ¼”circle punch for each of the eyes and various sizes of petal punches for the ears.

  2. Create the owl and the fox faces with heart punches, and use the petal punch to create detailing around the beaver and raccoon eyes.

  3. Tails and arms are also conveniently formed with petal punches. The scalloped border punch is perfect for creating the owl's feathered chest.

  4.  Use a scissors to cut the teeth and the beaver’s tail by hand.

  5.  Lastly, glue your animals together and use a marker to color in the owl's nose, the beaver's and fox's tails, and the chipmunk's stripes. Attach the puppets to dowels or sticks.

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These are just adorable! I love that you can customize them a bit, too. What a fun and imaginative project!


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