Editor’s Note: If you missed out on the morning post giving you the scoop on when and where you can ditch your stash of household hazardous waste, you can read it HERE. Now, here’s Robin with a fun kiddo craft tutorial. Here she is:
Ever have those weeks (or months) when your creative powers are seriously in the junk box? It seems like FOREVER since the tiny person and I have spent the day at the craft table in a free creative zone where we put a bunch of stuff on the table and see what happens.
Well, honestly, it didn’t really happen exactly that way this past weekend either. But, we did spend most of Sunday at the craft table, busting out a bunch of cool craft books and combining a bunch of our favorite crafting activities to create some fun projects.
The favorite of the day was most definitely the Octopus Puppets that were inspired by a fun tutorial in the Usborne Summer Things to Make and Do book that we scored a while back in Tofino.
It’s a fun, simple, cute craft that really wowed the preschool crowd.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 paper plates or bowls (we used bowls to make a smaller version),
- tempera paint,
- paint brushes,
- tissue paper or newspaper,
- glue stick,
- colored paper, and
1. Grab your plates, paint and brushes and paint the outside of both bowls. Set aside to dry.
2. Take your tissue paper or newspaper and cut it into four long strips. Fold them in half and then grab the glue stick and put glue all around the inside rim of both bowls.
3. Stick the folded pieces of tissue or newspaper onto the bottom half of the inside rim of one of the plates or bowls. Stick the two plates or bowls together.
4. Cut some eyes and a mouth out and glue them on.
There you have it – a cute puppet, very kid-friendly and you may even rediscover your creative mojo (or, like me, just be grateful it lasted long enough to have a silly, entertaining afternoon.)
About the Author (Author Profile)Robin Rivers is Our Big Earth’s Publisher and Sr. Partner. Able to survive on coffee alone. Often can be found leaping tall buildings with the help of great friends. Predisposed to odd hats and the color orange. In love with imagination, her kids and that crazy guy who married her.
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