This is a super quick craft that leads to a lot of fun and playing.
I don’t have a photo of the supplies, because we started off with the idea of making it one way and then had to revise our plans as we made our puppet.
You will need a macaroni and cheese box, orange construction paper, scissors, and tape. That’s it.
We started off trying to paint our box with trim roller.
As you can see, it didn’t turn out very well.
Onto how it was actually successful.
Go ahead and cut your box in the middle, but leave one of the large side uncut. Like above.
Now you can have your children help you wrap the construction paper around each half.
We taped ours up like a present. The kids had a great time putting the tape on.
Now fold the box and your children have an instant puppet.
We added some eyes at the last minute, too. Drawn on regular paper with a marker and my daughter cut out.
Here is a fun duck song that my children LOVE to sing around the house and in the car. We tried to record them singing it with me, but it was totally crazy and you couldn’t understand a word of it. That is what happens when a 5 year old, 3 year old, and 1 year old all start singing together. But you know how that is.
Kim is a contributing writer for No Time For Flash Cards, a mom to a toddler, a preschooler, and a foster parent, too. She juggles her day by trying out fun activities and crafts with the kids. After all, she is just a big kid herself. See what she has been up to over at Mom Tried It.