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- Colourful cardstock
- Thread or string
- Push Pin
- Hole Punch
- 4 Round head fasteners
- Large googly eyes
- Embroidery kneels
- small Pom Pom
How to Make Dancing Puppets
- Trace and cut out the head, body, legs and arms, shoes and hands from template on to colourful card stock. Cut out small square for later.
- Glue head to body. Glue on eye and draw mouth. Cut and glue on some hair or a hat from cardstock. Glue on a Pom Pom nose and maybe cheeks.
- Use hole punch to make a hole at the top of the arms and legs where they will connect with the body. Make a hole on the body for where the arms and legs will go.
- Use the push pin on a piece of cardboard to make a small hole just above the hole punch hole. You want to make sure the holes aren’t too close together. Use a piece of tape to repair if your holes break while you are attaching them.
- Attached the arms and legs using the round head fasteners. Dont make them too tight.You want the arms and legs to be in the down position and to be able to move easily.
- Thread the needle and push it through the small hole on one arm and tie a knot. Connect it to the other arm and tie and knot. You don’t want the string to be too tight or too loose.
- Next, connect the legs together using the same method.
- Finally tie a piece of string (not too tight or too loose) connecting the arm string with the leg string. If the string is too tight or too loose you won’t be able to move the legs and arms at the same time. Make this last string longer so that you can pull it from below your puppet.
- Punch a hole on top of the square we cut out earlier and attach it to the the string on the bottom.
- Punch a hole at the top of the puppet and tie a string through the hole.
- Test the puppet by holding the top string and making it dance by pulling the tab on the bottom.