Dancing Puppet

Your little ones will love putting a Dancing Puppet together and will find hours of enjoyment afterwards.

Dancing Puppet Main

Here’s what supplies you’ll need:

  • Card stock
  • Crayons or pens
  • Metal fasteners/brads
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Bamboo skewer

Steps:

1.     Once you’ve gathered your materials, fold a piece of card stock in half.  Draw and color your subject so that a portion of its head is close to the fold.  Monkeys always make a good subject but if you’re not in the mood to draw, the Scarecrow from our previous craft works great too.

Dancing Puppet Draw

2.     Next, cut your body piece out but keep some of the fold intact.  Cut the limbs out too.  Then flip the pieces over and draw your subject again.

Dancing Puppet Parts

3.     Fold the body back up and punch holes where the limbs will be fastened.  Open the body up and tape the skewer (pointy side up) onto the bottom half.

Dancing Puppet Skewer

4.     Punch a hole at the end of each limb.  Then fold the body up and insert each limb in between the front and back.  Secure it with a fastener.

Dancing Puppet Limb

5.  When securing the fasteners be sure to keep the tabs loose.

Dancing Puppet Fasteners

Loose tabs ensure good movement for when it’s time to dance!

Dancing Monkey

To get your puppet to dance, rub your hands together while holding the skewer.

Have fun!

by Josie