Mitten-Shaped Puppet Kids Can Make for Pretend Play
Puppets are a wonderful addition to your toolkit for promoting imaginative play. The puppets kids make are especially beneficial because kids get to be creative with their characters. This simple mitten-shaped puppet will bring hours of enjoyment, both in making the puppets and in pretend play with the finished product.
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Supplies for mitten puppet
- craft foam sheet
- hole punch
I used a flat shoe lace but you can easily use anything you have on hand.
Other items are optional depending on how you choose to finish the puppet.
- Yarn for hair
- Craft eyes
- Markers to draw facial features and hair
1. Trace around your hand (or your child's hand) to make a pattern for the mitten puppet. The pattern should be slightly larger than your child's hand when you cut it out.
2. If you trace your hand on a white paper first, transfer the pattern onto the foam sheet with chalk.
3. Hole punch around both foam mittens.
4. Lace the two sides together with a shoe lace.
5. Finish your puppet with craft eyes, foam cut-outs or any other craft materials you have on hand, or draw features with colored markers.
Make a 'home theater' by draping a blanket over two chair backs.
Role-play familiar and made-up stories with your new newly created characters!
M is for Mittens
This mitten craft is included in an alphabet-themed roundup of crafts hosted by Playdough & Popsicles. Celebrate kids crafts from A to Z!
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