Friday, January 3, 2014

Clothespin Puppets

 This is one of our go-to boredom busters. So simple and easy, yet sparks hours of creative play. I love crafts that continue on after the creation is done. These are great for mini puppets shows or pretend play. They have often been given names and kept as "pets."

 Grab your clothespins and anything you'd like to decorate them with. We have done has simple as markers and as extravagant as glitter and glue (that made for some sparkly fancy monster friends!)

 Today washi tape worked well. The entire family got involved in this craft and it was fun to see all the different creations come to life.

 Em added some feathers using tacky glue. G was a big fan of the pom-pom balls and googly eyes on this day.

 You know I just had a thought--Valentines Day is just around the corner, wouldn't these make a fun DIY Valentine for classmates?

 Once we were done it was time for some silly puppet play. The best thing about clothespin puppets is making them talk! We eventually built a mini puppet theater using a shoe box. Much fun had with a few materials around the house.

I shared this and many other crafts over on Kiwi Crate.

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