madhappycrafter

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Stick Puppets with Kindergarteners

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This is the stick puppet project we did in in 3rd quarter. I love kindergarteners – so fearless – and they enthusiastically jump right in and do art! Thought I’d feature some of their adorable puppets; they all did such a fantastic and individualistic job. (I did the assembling and attaching the sticks, and used fasteners to make their arms and legs moveable.)

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To make the puppet heads, we used a product called Sculpt-a-Mold; some kind of pulp with glue powder, I suppose. When you got it wet it became sticky and gooey and a mess to work with! But they did it. I made a few extra heads and that was a good thing, since we had new kids come into the school, plus I did several make-up classes for the kids absent for the part where we made the heads – so we had just enough heads for everyone – all 25 kids made finished puppets. I’m so proud of them; they always rise to any occasion and continually impress and amaze me.

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2 thoughts on “Stick Puppets with Kindergarteners

  1. These are wonderful and inspiring. Oh, to have that kindergarten mind again!

  2. LeeAnn; thanks so much! These kids were absolute delights! We had such fun making them and they were excited to bring them home and play with them. I think your quilting has that wonderful mind of kindergarteners, but like Picasso, you have skills enough to do anything and everything. Your color sense and sense of adventure is pure kindergarten-mind delight!

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