Balancing Games
Library Lion Pasta

Paper Bag Lion Puppet

This craft was inspied by Library Lion. To learn more about the book and to see all our Library Lion activities, click here.

Kevin Hawkes expressive illustrations of Library Lion makes readers fall in love with the soulful, gentle creature and the thought of having him as a friend inspires thoughts of all kinds of adventures. Make those adventures come true by supplying a variety of craft materials and watching your young reader bring his or her version of Library Lion to life.

Be sure to have extra lunch bags on hand in case your reader wants to create Miss Merriweather and Mr. McBee puppets as well.

Have you read The Lion & the Mouse? If you have, young readers might also like our Mouse Puppets from Boo to You. Puppet show anyone?




Paper Bag Lion Puppet

What You Will Need


  • Paper lunch bag
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons or markers

How To Do It

  1. Place the lunch bag on your hand and demonstrate how the base if the bag will be the face and the folded area will be the puppet’s mouth.
  2. Invite your young reader to create a Library Lion puppet by cutting and gluing construction paper to the lunch bag.
  3. Crayons or markers could be used to add details.

Why We Like It

  • Using scissors and glue helps build fine motor skills
  • This activity is wonderful for letting imaginations run free.


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