This morning the kids wanted to do some crafts so I decided to try to make something they can not only be proud of but actually play with! I wasn’t too sure where I was going with the idea I had but it turned out pretty cute! I checked on Pinterest and saw about 100 different ideas for Pipe cleaners and Popsicle sticks individually but didn’t see too many together. So I figured I would try my own thing!
I think they all turned out pretty darn cute!
All we needed was:
- Popsicle Sticks
- Pipe Cleaners
- White Crafting Glue
- Pom poms
- Googly Eyes
We colored 1 popsicle stick a color we picked with a crayon. Took 1 pom pom and 1 pipe cleaner, placing the Pom Pom at the top of the popsicle stick we then wrapped the pipe cleaner around once at the top then at the back crossed over and wrapped the rest around the bottom of the pom to hold the head/pom in place.
Then the kids decided which size googly eyes they wanted and they glued them in place with the white glue (I may try again with a hot glue gun as it would probably work better)
We then did a few different things to them: Made hats, made a shell (Jayden made a Ninja Turtle), a pom pom nose for one and a sharpie we used to draw a circle mouth on two and finally we wrapped pipe cleaners around the middle and the bottom of the Popsicle stick to make arms and legs!
And then we were done!
The kids absolutely loved making them. We let the glue dry on the eyes for a little bit and off they went to play with them! They’ve now been playing for a good half an hour taking turns putting on a puppet show and using their “Monsters” as they are calling them!
Adorable, Easy and very inexpensive. Everything we used I got at the dollar store for less than $6. I got a pack of popsicle sticks (100 for $1), a huge kit with Pom Poms, Googly Eyes and Pipe Cleaners for $3 and White Craft glue for $1.25. Crayons we already had around the house! Total spent? $5.25 plus tax! AWESOME! Can’t beat it and we have tons left over for other crafts or more easy puppets!