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Children can have great fun both making and playing with these easy puppets. You don't have to use exactly the same materials as I do. For instance, thread, string, or yarn can be used for the hair and beads or jewels can be used for the eyes or you can even just draw them.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a delightful turkey stick puppet, that doubles as a fan. It's quick, easy, and you probably have all the materials right at home.
Crafting Time: approximately 30 minutes
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
This is too cute! I was looking for a cute craft for my nieces and nephews to make while dinner is being prepared. Thanks for the great idea.
Round-headed peg clothespins have been a quick crafts staple for decades - so much so that many crafting supply companies package them as 'crafting pins' or some similar name. Frankly, I don't see any difference between the pins marketed to turn into crafts and the ones you buy for $1.19 at the supermarket to hang your clothes.
We've used them to make cottages, napkin holders, Christmas reindeer, and castle fences. These little stick puppets are probably the cutest of all the uses we've found.
If you're looking for a fun and easy craft project to do with a Scout troop or Sunday school class, these cute little charmers might be just the thing. For an added boost in creativity, have each person create a character from a familiar story and use the puppets to put on a play - or dress them up in school colors to decorate lockers.
We just used markers and paints to decorate Curt and Cathy, but there's no end to the materials that you can use to dress up the cunning puppets. Tulle circles, bits and scraps of lace, paint, markers, leftover fabric and yarn - your imagination is the only limit.
There's no end to the adorable puppets that you can create using round-headed wooden clothes pegs. Just fire up your imagination, scrounge for scraps and have fun!
This looks like a really easy craft. I teach a Sunday School class of 3-5 year olds and sometimes its hard to find a craft easy enough for all of them. And this looks pretty easy for them to do. Im going to try this. Thanks for the tips!
A fun little project to make and to play with. Draw and cut a mitten shape from construction paper. Glue on large wiggle eyes, or you can make eyes from white paper and black marker to glue on.
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