Young Artist Project
Puppets are so fun! Here is a way to easily make puppets out of cardboard tubes you can collect from toilet paper and paper towels.
Gather supplies! You will need:
- Colored paper
- Cardboard tube
- Paint or markers
- A pencil
- Glue (tacky glue, white glue, or if a parent can help you can use a glue gun)
Supplies you may also want but do not need:
- Googly eyes
- Felt or multi-colored paper
Take a cardboard tube and draw a line around the tube about 1/3 of the way down. Make sure you do not connect the line and leave about a half inch between the ends of the line. This will become a hinge for the mount.
Cut around the line.
Now make a hole in the small part of the tube right above the hinge.
Cut a piece of string and feed it through the hole. Pull it through and up over the top of the tube and tape it down.
Decorate! You can use paints, colored paper, stickers, or markers. We painted our puppet bodies and made the faces, hair and eyes out of paper.
Now it’s time to perform! Write a story and perform your puppet masterpiece.