These easy to make paper animal puppets are great for young children with active imaginations. Your child will have fun colouring the animal and, most importantly, performing puppet shows with their own creations!
We chose to make koala bears but any animal will suit this craft.
Time: 10 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Crayons or markers
Using a thick black marker, draw an animal on a white sheet of thick construction paper.
Really thick paper will ensure your animal puppet remains upright.
Allow your child to colour the puppet anyway they choose.
You can use crayons or markers for this step.
Cut the animals out.
Try to leave a thick black border on your animal. Doing this makes your animal puppet stand out prominently.
On the back of your animal puppet, put a thick line of glue, approximately 2 inches in length.
It is best to use glue that is suitable for wood, but any type of craft glue should work.
Firmly press the popsicle stick onto the glue.
Press and hold the stick on the glue for a few moments to ensure it stays fixed on the puppet.
Allow the puppet to dry overnight, and then enjoy imaginative play with your child!
Puppets can be coloured realistically or can be any colour your child likes.