Your little ones will love putting a Dancing Puppet together and will find hours of enjoyment afterwards.
Here’s what supplies you’ll need:
- Card stock
- Crayons or pens
- Metal fasteners/brads
- Hole punch
- Bamboo skewer
1.Â Â Â Â Once you’ve gathered your materials, fold a piece of card stock in half.Â Draw and color your subject so that a portion of its head is close to the fold.Â 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.
2.Â Â Â Â Next, cut your body piece out but keep some of the fold intact.Â Cut the limbs out too.Â Then flip the pieces over and draw your subject again.
3.Â Â Â Â Fold the body back up and punch holes where the limbs will be fastened.Â Open the body up and tape the skewer (pointy side up) onto the bottom half.
4.Â Â Â Â Punch a hole at the end of each limb.Â Then fold the body up and insert each limb in between the front and back.Â Secure it with a fastener.
5.Â When securing the fasteners be sure to keep the tabs loose.
Loose tabs ensure good movement for when it’s time to dance!