"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.