"jumping jack" project for some time. It seems to fit the Halloween theme so here we go.
- templates, PUMPKIN, FRANKENSTEIN
- this cardboard, like a cereal box
- scissors, pencil
- paint/paintbrush or pencil crayons, felts, crayons, any medium to add color
- paper fasteners
- bead for the pull
- hole punch
- embroidery or crochet weight thread and needle
- ribbon for hanger
- Mod podge, optional
With really young kids, (Kinders), I have taken the template and just glued it onto the cardboard.
Now if you want a nice strong puppet you can give all the pieces a coat of Mod podge after you have punched the holes, wait until dry and then assemble.
Take your crochet or embroidery thread and thread your needle. Make sure the puppet is is a relaxed position, arms and legs down. Now starting with the upper arms push the needle thru the cardboard, placement is important here, it's the little circle marked on the templates.
Do the same with the legs.
Pass the string down and under the thread joining the legs.
Holding the string down loop it around and tie a knot in the middle of the thread joining the legs. You need to make sure there is no slack between in the string between the arms and the legs.
Test the mechanism, if it's not working unknot your string and try again!
Tie on a bead for the pull at the end of the string.
Tie a loop in a piece of ribbon and stick to the back of the head of your puppet.
See you soon for another great giveaway next time.
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Oct 09:00pm GMT]. Thanks, MariaReplyDelete
Love that the jumping jacks were make out of an apple Jacks box! fun stuff!ReplyDelete
More brilliance from my favorite art teacher!ReplyDelete
What i thought of immediately when i saw these was that they would be great as yard stakes! (When it is not raining!)
Love these. And I know the kids loved making them as well.
I am curious as to what type of paint you used on the cardboard (tempera, etc); whenever I use paint on our cereal box crafts, they curl up. What am I doing wrong? Please help; we want to make this craft this weekend!ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone, serena g here we are using acrylic but at school we would use tempera Liquid or disk). The secret is that priming layer, if you first prime your cardboard with gesso or white acrylic it will take the paint much better. The cardboard might curl a bit when you first apply the primer but as it dries it flattens out again. Hope that helps and have fun with this project!ReplyDelete
These are wonderful projects.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing
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Just LOVED your Halloween creations was wondering do you have a Colour
version of Them. I'm one of those people who wishes they had the ability to
paint and create but sadly lack all talent. Hope you make some more of these split
pin works of art. Halloween is finally taking off in Australia now
Sorry Lynda I don't have a colour version but you could take the pattern and colour it in with markers, paste onto cardboard and then seal it. I would use permanent markers if sealing like coloured sharpie.Delete
Thanks for the interest.