New Zealand native bird paper hand puppets


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Fill your classroom with a flurry of activity with these fun, foldable paper hand puppets!

This paper hand puppet set includes foldable paper templates to create puppets for the following 16 native birds:


  • Kākāpō
  • Kārearea (NZ falcon)
  • Kea
  • Kereru (Wood pigeon)
  • Kiwi
  • Kōkako
  • Korimako
  • Kōtare (Kingfisher)
  • Pīwakawaka (Fantail)
  • Pūtangitangi/Pūtakitaki (Paradise Shelduck)
  • Riroriro (Grey Warbler)
  • Ruru (Morepork)
  • Takahē
  • Tākapu (Australasian Gannet)
  • Tūī
  • Weka (Bush Hen)


Each hand puppet comes with a photograph sequence to show how to best assemble your bird – simply print, colour, cut and assemble before enjoying!


PLEASE NOTE: These hand puppets are also part of individual bird packs! If you’re looking to delve further into a specific native bird, you can check out the full range here.


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