MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets with Free Printable Templates from The LunchboxSeason

We made two kinds of Spirit Bear Puppets today!
Here are our results and a few printable templates for you and yours!

 Spirit Bear Stick Puppets with Free Printable Template from thelunchboxseason
Spirit Bear Stick Puppets
I’d like to give credit to Dawn over at dragoart.com. Our Spirit Bear Stick Puppets are stylized versions of bears taken from her How to Draw Bears Tutorial: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/6277/1/1/how-to-draw-bears.htm.

Print the bear template (below) onto thick cardstock or watercolour paper.
Paint or colour the bears to your liking. Add clothing or adornments if you so desire!
Carefully cut around them with scissors.
Mount them on popsicle sticks, wooden skewers or small wooden dowels using duct tape or glue.

Spirit Bear Stick Puppet Templates

Here’s a modified pdf of our template: Spirit Bear Stick Puppet Templates PDF

Finger-Walking Bear Puppets with Free Printable Template from thelunchboxseason

Finger-Walking Bear Puppets
I’d like to give credit to the billybear4kids.com website for providing a basic bear-puppet outline which we tweaked to our own needs.

Print the bear template (below) onto thick cardstock or watercolour paper.
Paint or colour the bears to your liking. Add clothing or adornments if you so desire!
Carefully cut around them with scissors.
Use a hole punch or bend the paper and use scissors to begin holes in the finger-hole portion of the puppet.
Carefully cut out the finger-holes.
Insert fingers as bear legs and walk away!

FingerWalkingBearPuppetTemplateNoArms FIngerwalkingpuppetwitharms
Here are PDFs of the above images: Finger-Walking Bear: No Arms pdf and Finger-Walking Bear with Arms pdf

If you like this post, you might also like our: DIY Reading Logs or our Spirit Bear Drum Faces:
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3 Responses to MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

  1. Roseanne Carrara July 31, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    This is an amazing bear party post! So glad so much joy was had by all!!!

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