I can’t take how cute these wooden spoon puppets are. Each one looks like my new best friend. These puppets were made by 4 year olds who sat diligently for an hour barely making a sound as each of their puppets came alive.
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beads or buttons
anything that looks cool to add on
Put out a bunch of supplies to decorate the spoon puppets with. There are no rules to this project, which I think is what made the kids like it so much. They could create whatever puppet they wanted and as you can see, each one looked totally different and took on such character.
Some kids started with sharpies and then added liquid watercolor paint, which dried pretty quickly. Other kids skipped the paint all together and just went for all the other fun stuff, like washi tape and random decorations. If anything was hard to glue on with the white glue, we used a glue gun.
I couldn’t resist offering a little wool roving for hair at the very end with a glue gun. The kids got such a kick out of it. Next, I’d love to create puppet theaters for these guys. I’ve been saving shoeboxes…