Cat in the Hat Puppet – Dr. Seuss Craft

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss with this fun Cat in the Hat Paper Bag Puppet Craft. Whether you are celebrating Dr. Seuss Week, throwing a Seuss theme party, or looking for an activity to go with your favorite Dr. Seuss book, this cute Cat in the Hat puppet is sure to be a hit.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss week is so much fun with Dr. Seuss crafts!

cat in the hat puppet

Enjoy a fun Cat in the Hat day by reading The Cat in the Hat, making this Cat in the Hat puppet and eating yummy Cat in the Hat treats.

Cat in the Hat craft - paper bag puppet

How to make a Cat in the Hat Puppet


  • Colored craft papers in black, red, and white
  • Pencil – to trace the template
  • Craft glue
  • Marker or gel pen
  • A pair of scissors
  • Paper bag
  • Template


Download and print out the Cat in the Hat Puppet Template. Cut out all of the template pattern pieces.

Trace the patterns on the craft papers and cut the pieces out.

Attach the face cutout on to the head cutout.

Use a marker or gel pen to draw the face onto the Cat in the Hat. 

Attach the red stripes on the hat, horizontally. Cut a slit below the bottom red strip of the hat. 

Cut off the extra sides of the red stripes so they are even with the hat.

Insert the top end of the head through the hat slit, from below. Use glue to attach head to the hat.

Measure and cut out a piece of paper to cover one side of the paper bag. 

Attach the feet cutouts on the bottom edge of the prepared paper.

Attach the belly cutout on the bottom edge of the body piece.

Attach the body onto one side of the paper bag.

Glue the head piece on the bottom part of the paper bag.

Glue the tail cutout to the back of the paper bag to complete the craft.

Enjoy playing with your Cat in the Hat paper bag puppet!

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