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Sunday, 27 April 2008

Movable Puppets For Kids

As its the last day of school holidays today I thought I would share with you one more craft project that my son and I did on the weekend.





These movable puppets are really easy to make. All you need is a colouring picture of your child's favourite character printed onto cardstock, colouring pencils, brads (small metal pins), and some string. Here is the website of colouring pages I used for Blues Clues, and here is the website I used for the Robot picture.

Once you have printed your chosen image onto the cardstock get your child to colour in the picture, once coloured in cut out picture, also cut the legs, arms, head etc, to make the movable parts. Now join the cut legs etc. to the body using the brads. The head, ears and tail move on the Blues Clues puppet and the arms and legs move on the robot puppet. Put a small hole at the top of the picture and thread string though it, tie in knot at top.

Its as easy as that, now you can sit back and have a coffee while your kids play with the puppets. You could also get your kids to put on a puppet show for you with their new puppets!

3 comments:

Amy said...

I have my own favorite site where I took the images to color or print online for the kids at home, from: thecolor.com:-)

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aliah said...

Puppets can be good entertainment for kids. making own puppets can be good idea and moveable puppets you made is good.
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