Paper Bag Bald Eagle Craft

The bald eagle is a great craft to make for a forest or American theme (it is the national bird of the USA).


  • a paper lunch bag
  • white paint or white paper
  • a printer,
  • some crayons,
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • paper for the printer


  • big wiggly eyes

Print the Template: (optional) Click Here for template

  • Print out the template of choice (color or b&w)
  • Colour (as required) and cut out the template pieces.


  • I’m going to walk through this slowly.  Look at your paper bag.
  • It should be closed and flat like a piece of paper.  Just like when they are brand new.
  • On one side, it’s all smooth.  This will be the BACK of your puppet
    • It’s important that all the kids get the back and front straight at the beginning!
  • On the other side there’s a flippy tab (which is typically the bottom of the bag when you’re carrying your lunch around…)
    • This flippy tab will be the HEAD
  • Lift the flippy tab up a bit.  Underneath of the tab will be the mouth,
    • When the child puts her hand in the bag, she’ll be able to make the puppet talk.
  • Look at the rest of the front of the bag. (The 3/4 or so of the bag below the part with the flippy tab) This will be the BODY.
  • Look at the sides of the bag.  There should be a FLAP of paper.
    • We’ll be slipping the wings into this flap.
    • If the kids goof and glue the wings onto the front or back of the bag, it isn’t a big deal.
  • OK, now that we’re comfy with our bags, let’s craft!

Assemble your puppet:

  • Cover the FLAP of the paper bag with white paper (just glue it on and trim) or paint it white and let dry.
  • Glue the feather tuft to the top of the HEAD
  • Glue the eyes onto the HEAD just under the feathers.  If you like, you can use wiggly eyes instead of the paper template pieces.
  • Glue the beak under the eyes. It will likely hang down over a little bit of the BODY.  Make sure you just put glue on top of the beak (where it touches the HEAD) so you don’t end up gluing the mouth shut.
  • Glue the wings into the FLAP.
  • Glue the feet onto the bottom of the BODY
  • Glue the tail onto the BACK.

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