Family Time Calendar: Get Crafty

Low on art supplies? From the "Why didn't I think of that?" school of thought comes the Envelope Puppet, an easy craft accomplished with leftover office supplies.

What you'll need:
2 envelopes of identical size
2 paper loops (about 1 inch in diameter)
Scraps of construction paper, felt, yarn
White glue

What you'll do::
Fold each envelope in half crosswise, then fold back the other way to form a crease. Slip one envelope inside the other with glued edges of flaps facing each other.

Bend the envelopes along the crease so that the two lower corners come together.

Glue a paper loop on each side of the center fold inside the envelopes.

Cut out features from scraps to create a chicken, an owl or any other creature. Glue them on and allow glue to dry thoroughly.

Place hand in the envelope puppet. Put middle finger in the upper loop and thumb in the lower loop. The loops allow a better grasp to open and close the mouth.

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