We checked out Janette Sebring Lowrey's The Poky Little Puppy, this week, after we making our cookie dogs. The children loved it, though I have to admit, now as an adult, I'm a tiny bit confused over the moral message of the story. Still the puppies are cute, and the story lends itself nicely to creative play. So, for our stART (story + ART) project today, we made five little puppy, finger puppets.
I cut all the pieces out of construction paper, and paper bags, copying some felt puppets, I found for sale, here. And, the girls glued them together.
E, age 5, was able to handle the glue on her own, even if she was a bit over generous with it, a few times.
For C, age 3, I put the glue on for her, and she placed on the paper arms, ears, nose, and google eyes.
I drew on the final touches with a marker, except for the eye spots, which E colored on, before she glued on the eyes. Then, all that was left, was to wait for them to dry (or at least partially dry), before playing with them.
After, the girls had played with their puppets for a while, we realized that sticking their fingers in, and out of the paper, was making it move in such a way, as to pop the eyes off. We solved the problem, by sticking the puppy puppets onto craft sticks, instead of fingers, and we were back in business.
For more story stretching arts, and crafts, check out this week's stART link up, at A Mommy's Adventures.