Adorable Kid Made Puppets
Two of my favorite things in the world, my daughters drawings and cardboard, have come together for this simple activity. There is nothing I love more than to see Molly sprawled across the floor or table with paper and pencils in hand, busy doodling and humming away in her own little world. Usually she draws in miniature, with ooodles of delicious detail, but this weekend she very uniquely created full page boy and girl characters, the perfect characters for kid made puppets.
If you too would like to bring your children’s drawings to life all you need is some cardboard, a hole punch, craft knife, glue and split pins.
Make some copies of your child’s drawing (you don’t want to cut up the precious original – that’s for the fridge door) and cut up the copies so you end up with a separate head, body, arms and legs.
Glue the pieces to cardboard and cut them out with your craft knife.
Punch holes where the arms meet the body, head meets the neck etc
Join all the body elements together with split pins.
I love how all Molly’s drawings have freckles at the moment, so so sweet. Now all he needs is a name…..
It’s time to get your crafty pants on!!
What a great idea! I wish I had known this years ago! So much fun