puppets

I love craft projects that can be carried off and used for playtime, and puppets are the perfect craft for sparking some creative pretend play. We had great fun making these super-simple and adorable puppets using envelopes and other supplies we found around the house. Start by sealing your envelope and cutting it in half. […]

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My children never get tired of puppets and puppet theaters! We’ve made so many variations and the kids always have a blast. This weekend we made Popsicle Stick People Puppets, simply drawing on the sticks, and I helped the kids make a theater out of a shoebox. It was a great project for the whole family! […]

Halloween Paper Bag Puppets

by Amanda on October 3, 2011

Paper bag puppets are classic, so why not make some for Halloween? You can vary the faces from scary to happy, depending on the age group or sensitivity of your child. I’ve used simple supplies so that you can make these today with your kids! Supplies you will need for Halloween paper bag puppets: Brown […]

You probably already know by now that googly eyes and pipe cleaners are my 2 favorite kid craft supplies! Here they are together as a perfect pocket-sized puppet. All you need is a little glue and you’ve got a cute hand puppet ready for adventure. Supplies for Googly Eye Hand Puppet:  1 pipe cleaner, any […]

You’d think that one more Old Spice parody would be overkill. But furry ol’ Grover has pulled it off. Here he is “smelling like a monster” and teaching kids about the word “on”! Don’t you just love this cute furry monster? We do! Try making our crafty Grover hand puppet.

Crafty Grover Hand Puppet

by Marie on October 30, 2009

With the Sesame Street celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary, I’ve crafted this fun hand puppet into my favorite Sesame Street Monster: Grover. He’s just so silly and crazy, and isn’t afraid to be himself. He’s a waiter by day and “Super Grover” by night! And one of my favorite children’s books is The Monster at the […]

Felt is one of the cheapest crafting materials around, and one of the easiest to work with. It’s also a great crafting material for kids of nearly any age. With a little help, even pre-schoolers (or even toddlers) can make finger puppets that will delight them for hours. I made simple Star Wars inspired puppets, […]

Jennifer, founder of Ellie Bellie Kids, is here as my guest today sharing a fabulous how-to for play time. This puppet theater will be the envy of the neighborhood. Bold primary colored fabric + tension curtain rods = transformation of a doorway into a stage for your child’s imagination. Don’t sew? It’s okay. I used […]

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

by Marie on March 30, 2009

My kids love these fun zoo themed paper plates from Zoo Pals. The kids go crazy for lunch when I buy these, which isn’t very often. So to help these plates not go to waste after eating, we’ve reused them into masks. Unless there’s ketchup or mac’n cheese for lunch, they wipe up easily, ready […]

Bath Sponge Creatures

by Marie on August 21, 2008

I’ve always known there was some craft to be done with a bath sponge. Our Guest Make and Taker Sharla, from My Little Gems, is sharing how they used these sponges to make fun silly creatures. Thanks to Marie for the opportunity to guest post on Make and Takes. I really enjoy this blog and […]

Feather Duster Puppets

by Marie on July 28, 2008

Every few weeks or so, I walk down the Dollar Store isles looking for crafty magic. With the supplies only costing $1, I’m always able to find something we can make into a craft. You’ll be surprised by what you can think up for all kinds of household items. For today’s craft, we found these […]

Winter Glove Puppets

by Marie on January 11, 2008

I wrote a fun Winter Glove Puppet tutorial that is featured over at Whip Up. This is a great craft for the kids to do or help with. We have been singing “Old Macdonald” all day! I bought these winter gloves at Wal-Mart at $1.47 for two pair and they come in lots of colors. […]

Wooden Spoon Puppets

by Marie on October 1, 2007

My son loves to do a puppet show for anyone who goes into the bathroom with wooden spoons. He sticks the spoons under the door and does silly voices. I think it is sooo funny. So when I saw this idea for Wooden Spoon Puppets in the Parent and Child Magazine, I had to make […]

Tub Time Gone Bad

by Marie on April 28, 2007

This is one of those horrifying moments in parenthood. I’ve tried and succeeded before to stop my little darling baby from pooping in the tub, but yesterday I failed. EWWWWW!! My daughter (20 months) is playing in the tub. I’m in front of the sink putting on mascara (a feat in itself). When I hear an “uggg” sound […]

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