Easy Sponge Puppet for Under the Sea Preschool Theme
Puppets made with sponges are a fun addition to an Under the Sea preschool theme. This little fish craft is easy for kids to make and supports fine motor and sensory play.
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An under the sea adventure starts with a colorful sponge fish that's ready to dive and swim in the water.
Kids can make a sponge fish with simple craft supplies that promote creativity and imagination.
Fish puppet made with a sponge
These little puppets are fun to decorate with sequins and feathers, and are very durable. They can even withstand a few splashes of water!
- Craft stick
- Craft eyes
1. Draw lines on the sponge at the corners as shown.
Remove the corners with scissors. This will give the sponge a fish shape.
2. Make an opening in the bottom edge of the sponge with scissors by snipping about an inch into the sponge.
3. Insert a craft stick into the bottom opening on the sponge for a handle.
4. Make a similar opening with scissors in the back of the sponge.
5. Insert colorful feathers into the opening at the back, spreading the feathers out to form a tail fin.
6. Make similar openings in the top and bottom but direct the scissors on a slant toward the front.
7. Insert a single feather fin in the top and bottom of the sponge, on a slant.
- You can use a glue gun to secure feathers if preferred, but it may not be necessary.
8. Spread glue over the body of the fish and sprinkle with colorful sequins.
9. Glue a craft eye to the front of the fish on both sides.
10. Draw a mouth on the fish with black marker.
Your puppet is ready to swim under the sea!
Spread a blue sheet or table cover as a back drop for a puppet show.
Have fun creating stories with a little sponge fish!
An under the sea theme just wouldn't be complete without a puppet or two for pretend play.
Support kids' creativity and imaginative play as they design their puppets for a puppet show.