Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Wooden spoons usually used in the kitchen make an excellent puppet. The spoon part is a great surface to glue notions onto. Use your imagination to come up with a unique character. A wide variety of interesting materials help spark ideas and support the creative process. Feathers, yarn, buttons, ribbon, felt, fabric, pom poms, construction paper, markers, and foam shapes are good materials for puppet making and can be used in many different ways. You can use the spoon's handle to move the puppet. Cover the handle of the spoon puppet with a piece of felt so that your hand is not noticeable. Poke a tiny hole in the middle of your fabric and pull the handle through the hole. Your hand should be completely covered by the fabric. Use your thumb and pointer finger as the puppet's hands. Wrap rubber bands around the thumb and pointer finger to hold the fabric in place and define the puppet's arms. Making puppets can be an easy and fun activity.