If you're stuck indoors due to cold weather, here's one activity that's sure to keep your child occupied and entertained. (This is an art project PLUS an opportunity to play puppets all day long!) Start with a sock that's large enough to fit the child's hand comfortably. Let the child try on the puppet to see where the features should go. (The thumb will be the bottom jaw, and the other four fingers will be the rest of the face.) Then remove the sock and use markers, felt, googly eyes, fabric paint, and yarn to create the puppet. Let it dry and hold your very own puppet show!
What puppet character or story did your child create today?
November 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Might try this soon! I bet she would like to make Cinderella! lol We sat down and did some foam crafts. She made some pretty flowers and butterflies! :)
by hypnauticaNovember 29, 2012 at 11:08 AMWe made a turkey out of her hand by using finger paint. Trying to get something interesting for Christmas.
by BabyBrooke13November 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM
I think this wouls be a disaster with my three as they are only 5, 4 and 2.5 . . . howver my children have been know to put on a play when we can't go outside . . . I wrap the girls in blankets (princess dresses) and we put on fun hats/crowns/bows and i put a tie on ds and we will pretend play for sometimes hours . . .
by babygomezNovember 29, 2012 at 11:08 AMMy daughter might like this now. We made them a while back, but she wasn't really interested.
by godsgirl26November 29, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Cute idea. : )
by PEEK05November 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Oh we will do this after OB and emissions this morning. :)
by DardenellaNovember 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM
A wiggly worm with hair and sequins
by dana63November 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM
by carole76November 29, 2012 at 11:22 AM
We used a paper bag, and made our puppet
by chattycassieNovember 29, 2012 at 11:23 AM
This sounds fun for the younger ones. I wish we had more ideas for the older kids and teens. Its a lot harder to keep them busy.