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Homemade Popsicle Stick Puppets

Lately, I’ve been trying to find ways to keep my kids entertained without having to spend a boatload of money. Why? Because they get bored with everything so easily and so quickly! So, instead, I’ve been trying to come up with ideas and ways to have fun crafts for them to do at home and making things they can end up playing with and not having to worry about them costing a fortune and that going to waste has been a lot easier for me to handle.I was really impressed with how these turned out. Being not-so-crafty I’ll admit, I didn’t have very high hopes for how these would turn out. However, I think they are adorable and the kids to do so that is all that matters, right? If you think your little ones would like to make these and play with them, they are very easy and only require a few items and a little time!

Let’s Make Some Puppets!

Materials Needed:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Sequins (I used shiny for the fish, and normal for the other two!)
  • Glue
  • Cookie Cutters (for shapes!)
  • Cardstock or Thick paper/bristol board
  • Scissors
  • Pen, Pencil or Marker

Instructions:

  1. Flip your paper over and trace your cookie cutter. Cut them out, I left a little around the edges so mine would be a little bigger than the cutters.
  2. Once the animals, people or shapes you want to use are all cut out start with one at a time and put a little bit of glue on it, and start adding your sequins. I used tacky glue so mine didn’t dry so quickly I was able to take my time and get my sequins exactly how I wanted.
  3. Once all sequins are on all your shapes, glue the popsicle sticks onto the back and let sit in place upside down (glue/popsicle side facing up) for at least 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Once set they are good to go!

They actually hold up really well, as I was worried the sequins would fall off – Hanna has been playing with them and Justin, they’ve held up really well and been some great entertainment and imagination time for the both of them.What puppets would you make? If you have loads of cookie cutters the creations could be endless. I ended up buying a huge bag full of play dough cutters at the thrift store for $2.50 so I plan to make a boatload more for the kids to enjoy, and just keep in their playroom for when they want to put on cute little puppet shows!

Homemade Popsicle Stick Puppets