The last time my parents visited my mom brought up a big Ziplock back of brightly colored paper shapes. There were circles of various sizes, ovals, squares, triangles…. There were also several drinking straws in the bag and some ribbon scraps.
My daughter couldn’t wait to see what all of it was for!
Right away she created a little blue face puppet for her brother, who was having a “sad moment.” Grandma helped cut out eyelashes, while Peanut used her trusty glue stick to add triangle eyes and other details. A piece of Scotch tape fastened the straw to the puppet and voila`!
It would be easy to also attach arms or even wiggly legs to the puppet. But once she gave it to her little brother, he liked it just as it was and didn’t want her to add anything else to it.
Back at the puppet center, Peanut found a large red oval next and decided to make a bird. To make wings Grandma cut an oval in a zig-zag pattern length-wise, which looked really cute when layed so it stuck off the oval a bit. But the puppet designer opted to put the wings at rest in the center of the oval. Then she insisted Grandma cut out a couple feet before the bird could be complete.
How about making it your craft with the little ones today, too?
Looking for some other fun craft ideas? Check out my kids’ craft page!