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.
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Busy Brissy Mum says
I have just finished making some very simple puppets for my little girl. She is very much into story telling. I have dowloaded some Princess pictures from google images, cut them out, laminated them and attached them to paddle pop sticks - easy and tomorrow we will be telling a few princess stories.
I enjoyed your ideas for making puppets and I really like the idea of having your children help out and create their own puppets. Fun, fun, fun!
Raising a Happy Child says