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Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet


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August 23, 2019

Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - finished puppetMy daughter loves peacocks, she admires their beautiful feathers. She asked if we could make a toy peacock. Of course, we can make a peacock puppet with simple everyday supplies - assorted construction paper, wiggly eyes, pipe cleaner, scissors, a Popsicle stick, glue, and tape.

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Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 puppet

Supplies:

  • construction paper
  • wiggly eyes
  • pipe cleaner
  • tape and glue
  • scissors
  • pen or pencil

Steps:

  1. Trace 3 different hand sizes to achieve peacock feathers and cut them out.
  2. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - tracing one child's hand
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - traced hand on gray paper
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - larger green cut out
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - two sizes of hand cut outs
     
  3. Glue the hand pieces together. (The pattern that I glued was 2 left hands and then 1 right hand as pictured.)
  4. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - two left hands and one right hand orientation used and then glued together
     
  5. Freehand and cut out body, head, and beak as well. Glue pieces together.
  6. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - cut out a body shape
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - head shape
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - beak on head cut out
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - glue stick with head glued to body
     
  7. Glue body/head to the hands (feathers)
  8. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - body, head, and beak assembly glued to handprint cut outs (feathers)
     
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  9. Glue on wiggly eyes.
  10. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - glue on googly eyes
     
  11. With pipe cleaners you will be able to form feet! I cut out 2 V-shapes and twisted them together, then twisted a longer piece in the center to achieve the legs. Repeat for another leg.
  12. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - pipe cleaner pieces for the feet
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - V shaped pieces twisted together for feet
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - longer piece added for the leg
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - to leg and foot assemblies
     
  13. Tape feet and Popsicle onto the back and you're done with your puppet!
  14. Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - feet taped on
     
    Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - tape on the Popsicle stick as well to complete
     
  15. Tape feet and popsicle onto the back and you're done with your puppet!
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