out lunch bag
Lay your lunch bag down in front of you with the folded flap on top.
The flap will be the puppet’s face, the crease will be its mouth, and
the rest of the bag will be its body.
Ask a grown-up to help you cut out a small oval of red or pink construction
paper. This will be the inside of the puppet’s mouth.
glue on oval
Put a little glue on one side of the oval.
Lift up the puppet’s flap, or mouth, and stick the oval under this flap,
Press the oval down so it sticks, and then fold the flap back down.
The oval should be hidden under the flap or
just peek out of the bottom a little—so when your puppet
talks, you’ll be able to see inside its red mouth!
Now draw clothes on the body of your puppet with your crayons or markers.
Copy what you’re wearing or give your puppet an outfit that looks like
your favorite one.
Next use your crayons or markers to draw eyes and a nose on your puppet.
Do you have brown eyes and freckles? Make sure your puppet has the same!
If you want your puppet to be a funny version
of you, glue on googly eyes instead of drawing them.
Draw lips right along the crease of your puppet’s mouth.
Ask a grown-up to help you cut some yarn for your puppet’s hair. Remember,
if you have long blond hair or short brown hair, so should your puppet!
Put a little glue on the end of each piece of yarn, and stick them one
by one on the top and sides of your puppet’s face. If you want
to make curly hair, ask a grown-up to help you cut thin strips of construction
paper instead of yarn. Wrap each piece around a pencil so that it curls
and then glue them one by one to the puppet’s head.
While the hair is drying, think about other
things you could give your puppet to make it more like you. If
you play soccer, draw a soccer ball and glue it to the bottom
of the bag by your puppet’s feet. If you like dressing up
like a princess, make a crown to glue to your puppet’s head.
in your hand
When your puppet is finished and all the glue has dried, slip your hand
into the bottom opening and wave your hand in the top flap to open and
close your puppet’s mouth.Now you can talk to yourself all day long!