Pipe Cleaner Puppets- Fun to Make and Fun to Play With
It's been snowing off and on for the past five days. The small flakes are just gently falling so it isn't technically a snow storm but that white stuff is accumulating here.
I don't mind the snow. It's the wind that's the killer. And the frigid cold air which freezes your boogers in seconds. That's definitely not fun.
Honey bunny loves all the snow. She rolled around in it for almost forty-five minutes after school. But then again she is all bundled up with her new mitts, hat, snow suit and boots.
Any how, I have another fun little project to share with you.
I was at Michael's the other day, picking up yarn when I saw this craft package on sale for 50% off. Well I just had to snag it up quickly.
I am always looking for new things to do with my granddaughters.
It has all the materials to make 24 puppets. That's four of each puppet. That is perfect. Enough for three granddaughters and one for me!
Unfortunately there were no instructions. I don't know if it was only my package missing instructions or if that's how they come.
I had to wing it.
Thank goodness the picture on the package cover was big enough I could (if I squeezed my eyes) see how it was put together.
Unfortunately, I couldn't make my own puppets. The girls kept me busy helping them.
To begin with, I had to make the faces by swirling the pipe cleaners around. I took this picture so you can see what I mean.
I left two inches of the pipe cleaner straight and inserted it into the straw.
The package cover puppets are glued to the straws. I thought it would work better by inserting the pipe cleaner right into the straw.
Once I prepared the faces, the girls started gluing the googly eyes down and some of the other pre-cut pieces.
I had to cut the ribbon and pipe cleaners.
Oh, and I had to make the snowman's hat. I swirled it around a paint brush handle then made a larger loop for the hat's brim. I think it turned out alright.
And the angle's halo. Which I stuck into the straw too.
Okay, I had to prep all the parts that didn't come pre-made. The girls aren't coordinated enough yet.
Honey Bunny's ginger bread man has pink rosy cheeks. The placement makes me think they are earrings but she insists that they are cheeks. LOL
The girls and I had fun and they are very proud of their puppets.
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