With these puppets made from a well-worn Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? book, he liked to make the animals talk demonstrating each of their unique sounds.
In honor of puppets, storytelling and summer reading, here's 10 easy puppets you can make with (or for) your little readers. Plus, the list features many puppets made using recycled materials, so these puppets go easy on your pocketbook.
1. Take a worn out book, and make puppets! (We got creative with the dog, children and teacher because those parts of the book were too worn to use).
2. You can also use craft foam and craft sticks to make puppets, like the 3 little pig puppets from Make, Do and Friend.
3. Paper bag puppets are a classic favorite. I love these Chewy Louie puppets from Adventures in Reading with Kids.
4. These finger puppets made from gloves might be one of the most clever of the simple puppets I've seen. Make, Do and Friend strikes again with her duck finger puppets.
5. I love shadow puppets and might just have to call Make Do and Friend our puppet queen for the day as she also made the list with her fun Halloween shadow puppets!
6. What about a puppet of your child made from a photo? That's what they did over at the Golden Gleam -- plus they attached the photo to a branch to go with their puppet show about growing.
7. No puppet list is complete without a sock puppet. When you have a sock with no match because your washer or dryer ate its mate, that's when you make a sock puppet!
8. Made by Joel is a site I love, and their paperclip puppets show you why. Head over to their site to see how they use paperclips and cardboard to make puppets that stand up on their own.
9. Red Ted Art has a dragon round-up, from Chinese New Year, that features several dragon puppets, including puppets made from egg cartons, cut out handprints and cardboard tubes, so head over to her site and check it out!
10. Woodbury Middlebury used pipe cleaners to make finger puppets.
I hope these puppet ideas motivate you to make some puppets and do some storytelling and pretend play with your kids this summer.
You might also like:
|Eric Carle b-day Link Up|
|Summer Virtual Book Club Activities|