Moses in the Basket

Moses in the Basket craft

Where is Baby Moses? He's in his basket! Create a paper-plate puppet prop to retell captivating stories.

  • 1.

    Fold a large paper plate in half. Use Crayola® School Glue to seal about one-third of the way up on the left and right of the rounded sides. Leave a wide opening at the top for Moses to peek out of his basket. Dry.

  • 2.

    Using Crayola Scissors, cut a slit in the middle of the folded bottom. This is where your Moses puppet handle will slide in and out of the basket.

  • 3.

    Decorate the basket using Crayola Crayons. Glue on tissue paper for texture. Draw, decorate, and cut out bulrushes or water from construction paper. Glue them to the basket. Dry.

  • 4.

    On construction paper draw baby Moses. Make him just the right size to fit through the slot in the top of the paper plate. Show his facial features, hair, his clothes, and perhaps a baby blanket. Cut out Moses. Glue a craft stick to the bottom of your pup

  • 5.

    Insert your Moses puppet into his basket. Move him in and out as you tell his story.