Saturday, February 18, 2012

President's Day Popsicle Stick Puppets


Glue cotton ball hair for Washington, and a construction paper hat for Lincoln, onto the tops of jumbo craft sticks.

Draw faces with markers. Remember Washington didn't smile much, because of his teeth.

Wrap tape around the center of the sticks, for clothing. Blue painter's tape gives a nice military feel, while black electrical tape works well for a suit.

Cut a strip of matching tape in half, lengthwise, and center half of it across the back of the stick, sticky side up. Trim for a nice arm length.

Stick small, construction paper circles to the ends of the tape, for hands.

Add the other half of the tape strip across the front of the stick, sticky side down.

Glue a triangle of white paper to the front of Lincoln...

...and an upside down triangle of paper doily to Washington. Draw a bow-tie onto Lincoln.

If Washington's hair ends up too thick and Clinton-like, just pull a bit of the cotton off for a wispier wig.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Susan Evans said...

What a cute craft! Great for a unit study on presidents...

Ticia said...

I love these. What a great idea to make puppets. I need to get some more of the jumbo sticks.