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puppets

Have a Puppet Party with a Cereal Box

We’re creating cute and crafty jungle puppets from recycled cereal boxes to play with as an after school activity. We’ll finish up any homework from school and then get right to crafting our puppets! I’ve partnered with KiX Cereal as an ambassador… Continue Reading →

Crafting With Kids: Paper Tube People

This idea was inspired by the book Poupées Marionettes et Pantins by Ilse Strobl-Wohlschalger, a vintage craft book from 1968. These paper tube people are easy to make and are fun for small world play! My five year old really… Continue Reading →

Quick and Easy Envelope Hand 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… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Puppets and a Mini Theater

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… Continue Reading →

Halloween Paper Bag Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Eye-Popping Fun with a Googly Eye Finger Puppet

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… Continue Reading →

Sesame Street: Smell Like a Monster Video

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… Continue Reading →

Crafty Grover Hand Puppet

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… Continue Reading →

Star Wars Felt Finger Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Circus Inspired Puppet Theater

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… Continue Reading →

Zoo, Zoo, Zoo Pal Masks

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… Continue Reading →

Bath Sponge Creatures

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… Continue Reading →

Feather Duster Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Winter Glove Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Wooden Spoon Puppets

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… Continue Reading →

Tub Time Gone Bad

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… Continue Reading →

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