Family Stick Puppets

Reinforce shapes learning while crafting this family of stick puppets and their little box house.

Safety Tips

  • Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.

Family Stick Puppets craft

Materials

  • Small flat box
  • Craft foam or construction paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons or markers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes

Steps

Step 1 Family Stick Puppets craft 1. Obtain a small flat box and paint it with acrylic paint.
Step 2 Family Stick Puppets craft 2. Set the painted box aside to dry.
Step 3 Family Stick Puppets craft 3. While waiting for the painted box to dry, draw and cut out the following shapes from craft foam or construction paper:
  • 2 big triangles (roof)
  • 1 small triangle (mom's body)
  • 2 medium rectangles (doors)
  • 1 small rectangle (dad's body)
  • 4 squares (windows)
  • 1 oval (baby's body)
  • 3 small circles (heads)
  • Hair for mom, dad and baby
Step 4 Family Stick Puppets craft 4. Draw faces on each of the 3 circles.
Step 5 Family Stick Puppets craft 5. Glue the corresponding hair on the heads of mom, dad, and the baby.
Step 6 Family Stick Puppets craft 6. Glue each of the small triangle, small rectangle, and oval separately on a craft stick. These will be the puppets' bodies.
Step 7 Family Stick Puppets craft 7. Glue the head on each of the craft sticks: mom (triangle), dad (rectangle), and baby (oval).
Step 8 Family Stick Puppets craft 8. Draw designs on each person's clothes such as a necktie for dad, flower prints on mom's dress and round buttons on baby's clothes.
Step 9 Family Stick Puppets craft 9. Once the painted box is dry, glue on the remaining shapes to complete the house. Remember we are decorating both panels of the box. Each panel should have a roof (big triangle), two windows (squares), and a door (medium rectangle).
Step 10 Family Stick Puppets craft 10. You may draw a door knob on each door.
Step 11 Family Stick Puppets craft 11. You've just made a family of puppets. Once you finish playing with them, keep them inside the box house.

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