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{FREE} Camping and Forest Animal Stick Puppets Printable

This camping and forest animal stick puppets activity is great for younger kids to play with on your next visit to nature.

This camping and forest animal stick puppets activity is great for younger kids to play with on your next visit to nature.

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One of our family’s favorite traditions is our annual summer camping trip with extended family. It’s a weekend full of sun, bugs, dirt, smelling like a campfire, late nights, early mornings and making memories. And when you have little kids who are prone to wandering off after cousins and siblings, it’s helpful to have a few camp activities up your sleeve to keep them entertained.

As I made these camping and forest animal stick puppets, my kids couldn’t wait to get their hands on them. And knowing my kids (and kids in general), I printed them on card stock and then laminated them for durability. I also made plenty of stick puppets so there was enough for multiple kids to play with them. I did a combination of forest animals and camping pictures to allow for a variety of stories to be told.

Basically, this set of camping and forest animal stick puppets is exactly what you need to make the next time you go camping or even just a day out in the forest or mountains. See below for how to get your own printable set of stick puppets!

How to Get Your {FREE} Camping and Forest Animal Stick Puppets Printable

To print off the stick puppets printable, you simply need to enter your email below and it will be sent to you as an easy to print PDF file. Note that there are a total of 4 pages and 21 color images included.


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How to Make Your Camping and Forest Animal Stick Puppets

Print off the camping and forest animal pages. As mentioned above, I recommend using white cardstock for a sturdier finished project.

Cut out the stick puppet pictures.

Next, plug in and heat up your personal laminator. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest looking into getting one. Especially if you print out activities or games that you want to keep in good shape so they can be reused. Arrange your pictures in between one of the laminator sheets, making sure to leave enough of a margin so you can cut around each shape. I aim for a minimum 1/4″ margin. Insert the sleeve into the laminator and let it cool down.

Cut out each picture using scissors.

Once they are all cut out, attach a popsicle stick to the back of the picture with masking tape.

*NOTE* Alternatively, you could wait until you get to your destination and then find small sticks to tape the puppets to. But maybe bring some extra popsicle sticks in case you can’t find enough.

Now you’re ready to use your new camping and forest animal popsicle stick puppets!

I hope these simple puppets bring some extra fun and smiles to your next trip to the mountains or forest!

If you’re looking for more camp inspired crafts, check out all these amazing projects my friends have made. To get more details about each project, click on the link below the collage.

9 camping crafts

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DIY Paracord Keychains from Lindsay at Artsy Fartsy Mama

Dollar Tree Craft Stick S’mores Kids Craft from Beth at Creatively Beth

Reverse Canvas Camping Sign from Laura at Laura’s Crafty Life

How to Create Rock Paintings from Smitha at Smiling Colors

Free Printable Forest Animal Stick Puppets by Shani at Sunshine and Munchkins

Nature Inspired Felt Garland from Justine at Little Dove

Freezer Paper Stencil DIY Scout Shirts from Katie at the Crafty Blog Stalker

How to Make a Sit Upon for Camping from Jane at DIY by Jane


Hi! I’m Shani,

A stay-at-home mom of 4 and wife. I love sharing easy to follow craft tutorials, kid activities, family-friendly recipes, organization, travel and motherhood. I hope you’ll feel uplifted and empowered by each post, regardless of what kind it is. Join me as I raise my little munchkins and share the sunshine in this beautiful, crazy thing called life! Read more...

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