Thursday, April 25, 2013

Koala Puppets

Trevor and I have been brainstorming projects for the letter K.  (Click to see the rest of our A-Z crafts.) We decided to make koala puppets.  Not only would puppets be fun, but "Make a Puppet" is one of Trevor's Cub Scout electives.  Perfect!   



To make a koala puppet, you'll need grey and black cardstock or construction paper, scissors, glue, and a black marker.  We used an awesome double-sided 12x12 mottled-grey cardstock that is dark grey on one side and light grey on the other.  I wish I knew what brand it is, but I don't.

Fold your grey paper in half, then use the scissors to round off the top.    

 
Open up the paper and make a "candy cane" of glue on one side.  Obviously, it is important not to put glue anywhere else or you won't end up with a functional puppet.

 
As the body is drying, use the grey scraps to make a light grey belly, two dark grey outer ears, and two light grey inner ears.  Cut a black nose.

 

Glue all the pieces in place, then use the pen to add eyes and a smile.  Here's Trevor's:

 
And here's mine.



We're making great progress - only three letters (J, U, and Y) left on our list!

9 comments:

  1. Love love loveeeeeeeeeeeee!! Tooooooooooo cute!!!

    And ps ... she didn't get 'the tini original' ... she just kept piling it on her frozen yogurt -- whatever looked good she grabbed as a topping! LOL!!!

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  2. Absolutely adorable, Cindy! I am going to make a puppet with Anne now! Thanks for the inspiration! She wants to make a panda bear puppet!! Woohoo!!

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  3. So, so, SO cute!! Can't wait to see what you do for the rest of those letters and I hope you post a summary of them with the cute Trevor pics when you're all done! :)

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  4. I swear, when homeschool starts next year I'm coming here for project ideas. LOL Both of the koala puppets turned out wonderfully.

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