How to Make Stick Puppets


• Old magazines
• Extra family photos
• Lengths of thin dowel, popsicle sticks, bamboo, or garden stakes
• Wood glue


Find pictures of people who are important to your child- family members, babysitter, teacher, etc. Cut out the person and paste each one onto the sticks near the top. Tell stories with the puppets pretending they are real people. The interactions can be realistic or imaginary, but encourage your child to have and present his or her own ideas.


Source: Excerpted from 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray (Sourcebooks, 1995)

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