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Tell tales with wiggles and words. These original puppets debut at your fingertips before the curtain goes up.
Puppets make any fantasy seem real! Students choose a favorite fairy tale or true story to turn into a puppet show. Which characters will they need? How do they look? Finger puppets are small, so add lots of detail.
Puppeteers have lots of control with finger puppets. To create finger puppets, bend and tear a recycled cardboard roll the height you want the puppet to be. Overlap the torn edges. Wrap the roll around a finger. Tear off any excess paper. Secure with Crayola® School Glue. Air-dry the puppet base.
Form a layer of colorful Crayola Model Magic onto the puppet base for its body. To mix new shades, blend two or more colors. Add white for lighter colors. Kneading the model magic will make a marbleized look. Experiment with different effects.
Flatten, pinch, or roll more modeling material to make the puppet’s head, arms, legs, and/or tail. Create Model Magic clothes and accessories, too. Press these decorative features on your puppet’s body.
Add decorative items such as ribbon, buttons, or sequins. Glue them on with Crayola School Glue if necessary. Air-dry the puppet at least 24 hours.
Students rehearse their performance with wiggles and words. The puppets are ready to take their places on stage!
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.
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