FROG PUPPET – Shape, Colour, Contrast

Students create a puppet using a painted paper bag and construction paper and then use the puppet to report on their research of the life cycle of a frog.

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FROG PUPPET – Shape, Colour, Contrast


  • Crayola Washable No-Run School Glue
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Project Paint - Green
  • Crayola Paint Brush Set - 5 Count
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Glitter Glue
  • Crayola Broad Line Markers - 8 Count
  • Paper Lunch Bags - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Index Cards - 4 per student
  • Pencils
  • Heavy Weight Paper - 21.5 cm x 27.9 cm cm (4 ¼" x 5 ½") per student


Step 1
  1. Paint the bag green.
Step 2
  1. Cut out two large circles for outside of the eyes.
  2. Cut out two smaller circles and place them inside the larger circles.
  3. Use glue to attach both circles together.
  4. Add both eyes to the top of the paper bag.
Step 3
  1. Use heavier paper to make stencils for the legs.
  2. Draw two different legs, one for the front and one for the back.
  3. Cut them out.
Step 4
  1. Use the stencils to trace the four legs onto the construction paper.
  2. Cut out the legs.
Step 5
  1. Put glue on the edge of the legs.
  2. Glue all four legs in place on the back of the painted side of the bag.
Step 6
  1. Use scrap pieces of construction paper to add details to your frog.
  2. Use contrasting colours so the details will stand out.
  3. Cut out a circle a little bigger than the frog's eyes.
  4. Cut the circle in half to make two semi-circles for the eyelids.
  5. Try to make both eyelids equal.
  6. Glue the semi-circles on top of the eyes to make eyelids.
Step 7
  1. Draw a tongue.
  2. Remember frogs like to catch insects that fly.
  3. Wrap the paper tongue around the handle of a paintbrush to curl the paper.
Step 8
  1. Use glitter glue to add special details to your frog.
  2. Your frog puppet is now ready for you to use when you share the life cycle of a frog with your class.
Step 9
  1. Write each stage of the life cycle of the frog on a separate file card.
  2. Draw a picture to go with your writing.
Step 10
  1. Use your puppet to present the life cycle of the frog to the class.
  2. Work with a partner to practice reporting. Remember to:
    - Speak with a clear voice
    - Look at your audience
    - Hold the puppet to the side so you are facing the audience
Illustrated Crayon Character