Puppet fun

Stick puppets

Now the weather has turned, autumn is here, we are returning back to thinking of activities we can do indoors and the children decided they wanted to do a puppet show.

Firstly, we had to make the puppets. With little children, the puppets needed to be very simple. Here is what we did:

What you need:

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Paper
  • Pens
  • Sellotape

How to make the stick puppets:

  • Draw pictures of animals or people on some paper
  • Cut out the pictures
  • Sellotape them to the stick and voila = Stick puppet

Making stick puppets

It is very simple, but the children loved it and then of course, you have hours of fun playing with the puppets.

We made a theatre by using a large cardboard box opened out and threw a blanket over it. The children sat behind it making up stories with their puppets.

Puppet theatre play

It is such a wonderful thing to listen to your children make up stories and work together for the same goal, of entertaining mummy :)

Mum Of One
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22 Responses to Puppet fun

  1. Mammasaurus says:

    Ah so cute! I fancy making my own version of bloggers! ;)

  2. LOVE it! Think that puppets are a really creative activity and certainly something to do on a rainy day : )

  3. Dawn Frazier says:

    Stick puppets are brilliant! So simple to make and they create hours of fun for the children. I love listening to the stories mine make up when they have these :-)

  4. Mum of One says:

    Love love love these! Will definitely make some with the toddler! Thanks so much for linking to the pin it party. Have pinned to several boards!

  5. Am loving these – they look really cute, and I like the stage you made from a blanket as well – found you in the Parenting Pin it Party – have pinned you. I am KiddyCharts on Pinterest as well as everywhere else :-D

  6. Emma CakesandScribbles says:

    They are so cute, and how great for imaginative play. xx

  7. Looks like a nice simply thing that all age kids will love! Thanks

    • karen bell says:

      Yes, they can be very simple for little ones but older kids can make them a lot more detailed etc :)

  8. Jaime Oliver says:

    we need to make more time for creative things, these look fab

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  9. Kim Carberry says:

    Aww what a cute idea x

  10. MummyTries says:

    Another fab activity Karen! This one will be stored in the lacking-in-inspiration compartment of my baby addled brain, as I’m sure it’ll come in handy over the winter x

    • karen bell says:

      It’s so easy to just pull out of the bag as long as you have some sticks at the ready. So much fun too x

  11. JallieDaddy says:

    What a great idea:looks like a lot of fun :)

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