So, you’ve made your children a puppet theatre and now you need some puppets! There are many simple ways to make your own puppets, here are three to get you started.
1. Popstick Puppets
These have to be the simplest of all puppets to make. Get the children busy drawing their puppet characters. Cut them out and glue or tape them to a popstick.
2. Paper Plate Puppet
Grab a paper or plastic plate and decorate with craft foam or felt and permanent markers. Tape to a cardboard roll to make a handle. Voila!
3. Paper Bag Puppets
Draw your puppet face on a brown paper bag and then stuff it with crumpled newspaper. Tape to a cardboard roll and you are ready to entertain the toughest of critics.
Pop back tomorrow when I will feature some further simple puppet ideas, this time using fabric.