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Creative Craft Challenge: Paper bag puppets

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 18, 2014, 12:33 PM

Weekly Update

Sorry I missed an update, everyone! It's been an unusually busy month for me. Anyways, there are no submissions to the paper bag puppet challenge yet- but there's still two weeks left! I hope to be seeing some cute and creative puppets soon!

Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!

The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.

So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog!

Remember, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!

This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!

To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.

Member of the Month

At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. As there was no challenge last month, there is no new Member of the Month for July.

Paper bag puppets

As promised, this month's challenge is easy, simple, and fun! All you have to do to make a paper bag puppet is find a paper bag, turn it upside down, and get to decorating! It could be as simple as just drawing on the bag, or you could add accessories, hair, outfits, wings- anything you can think of!


This craft is so simple, I couldn't really find any tutorials beyond specific ideas for designs you could try. If you want to find some cute designs, just search "Paper bag puppets" and you should find plenty of fun ideas!


A whole bunch of examples to give you a little inspiration:

Teen Top - Candy ((puppets)) by s2superxrhyme Mulan Puppet by Tiger-Tomboy14 Paper Bag Lion by Scrapaholics Ella the Paper-bag Flapper by baker-san Paper Bag Puppet by MetallicSnow Publius Vergilius Maro by Fishyness Han Solo Paper Bag Puppet by alexsandcastle Lion Puppet by Madame-Kichigai Paper Bag Puppet Boatswain by MeddieFletcher Capt. Falcon Puppet by Rhadamanthus39 Peter W. Wolfe by airbornefishies Pikachu Puppet by nintendofan101 Mad Hatter Puppet by hoperpoper The Loan Shark by KitsJoy Paper Bag  Puppet-Riza Hawkeye by AketA Dragon by mordrelupis Sukka Puppets by AketA Kermit and Miss Piggy by Tiger-Tomboy14

Get Crafting!

Now it's your turn to try your hand at making paper bag puppets! Have fun!

Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations.

To submit your models:
:bulletgreen: Go to the ArtisanCraft homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click [Link] (CCC 37- Paper bag puppets)  (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera.

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Wood-Gypsy-Unicorn Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi, I accidentally submitted to the wrong folder could you please move it sorry for the accident
Cayca Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We can't do that, but you are free to withdraw your submission and resubmit to the correct folder.
Wood-Gypsy-Unicorn Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kat-Skittychu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like to ask a question, I'm trying to find someone or so to be able to make a little bit bigger version of this bee… my daughter loves it, but its about the size of a baseball in a way, and I'd like to get it a little bigger where she could be able to hug it.
Vision4LifeCro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dreamcatcher artist!!! COMMiSSiON Open
RandallvonEbersole Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
sorry i submitted to the wrong folder......
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hello, I do a link here about your group, this a group about stock, resources and tutorials : o0-freebies-stock-0o.deviantar…
nice day.
Cayca Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much.
aaroncr Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the membership.
Best Regards, Aaron
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