One of our favorite things about our Puppet Making Parties at schools is watching the kids create their puppets. We feel that kids’ lives are so structured that we encourage them to let their imaginations go wild as they make their puppet. We are never disappointed at the level of creativity!
We bring new brightly colored socks and an abundance of doo-dads for them to use to make their “works of art.” Since kids want to play with their puppet immediately, we always have adults available to operate the glue guns. We’ve experimented with other types of glue and the glue guns work the best.
We are very cautious about posting pics of children on our blog or Facebook. Therefore the following pics are only of the puppets. We wish we could show the beaming, proud faces of the kids as they pose with their puppet. But we respect their rights and the rights of their parents.
Enjoy these pics of a group of graduating five year olds from preschool. We were so impressed at their level of skill of using scissors! Especially since we had to glue on so many little tiny pieces! lol They definitely are ready for kindergarten.
The following puppets were made by graduating 1st graders. It is interesting to see how each sock is decorated. Some are very elaborate and some are more simple.
When every 1st grader had made a puppet, everyone had an opportunity to “perform” for their friends. One of the teachers made a most amazing “emcee” while the kids performed.