Pig Fun Facts

Our pattern of the month is the Pig! No barnyard assortment of puppets would be complete without the pig. And who could forget the fable of The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf? And no children’s book library would be complete without the Elephant and Piggy series by Mo Willems. In our upcoming blog article about books featuring pigs we’ll share our favorite book in that series.

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Triceratops Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about triceratops.  We also had a free download of an triceratops coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share our favorite craft activities that we found on the web that are simple and fun to do.

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Alligator Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about alligators.  We also had a free download of an alligator coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  In this blog we want to share our favorite craft activities that we found on the web. Alligator crafts are so popular, it was hard to narrow the field.  For crafting and puppet purposes, the alligator and crocodile can be interchangeable.

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Alligator Fun Facts

Our Alligator Puppet Sewing Pattern is the pattern of the month! Even though real alligators are quite ferocious looking with all of those teeth, kids love alligators and alligators are featured prominently in children’s books, finger plays and songs.  Even though our puppet pattern is called an alligator, it could be used as a crocodile.  The main difference between the two reptiles in real life is that the alligator’s mouth is more U shaped at the end.  The end of the crocodile’s mouth is more V shaped.  In puppet land, I don’t think it makes much difference.

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Hippos in Books

In our previous blog article we listed a few links to craft projects featuring hippos that we found around the web. We also had a free download of hippo paper bag puppet pattern.

We are continuing the hippo theme with a list of books that we thought would be interesting and fun to pair with a sloth puppet.  We’ve noticed that kids become more engaged during reading when a puppet is used to help bring a book alive.

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Skunk Craft Activities

In the last blog article we listed some Fun Facts about skunks.  We also had a free download of a skunk coloring page for the kids (or you) to color.  We were kind of surprised at how few skunk craft activities there were for the younger set.  We try to list crafts that are inexpensive and use materials most likely to be on hand.  Here are the ones we thought were easy to do and fun.

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