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...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
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Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Quick Paper Hand Puppets

Psssst... I have a secret!

It's a way to keep the kids involved in a fun activity so that you can cook dinner, fold the laundry, or play on the computer for a little while.
It only takes about five minutes of your time, yet the kids will stay involved for a good hour, at least!

Wanna know what it is?

Paper Hand Puppets

Yeah... I know.. I kind of gave it away with the title of the post. Oops. But it will be easier to find it later. Oh well.

Anyway, you can whip these little puppets up in no time, and the kids can spend time coloring them and playing with them. They are a lot of fun!

If you have a little more time, you can teach the kids to make them themselves. This is a fun learning opportunity. Sort of a "copy what I do" lesson. If you have older kids, you can give them one that you have made, and challenge him/her to deconstruct the puppet and make one of their own.
My five year old still has a little trouble making them on her own, but my seven year old has mastered it.

Here's how to make them:

Now you the kids get to decorate them!

My 12 year old did this one.

My 5 & 7 year olds did these.
We made our versions of Sesame Street characters here.
We made a lot of them. This is only a few.

 This project kept the kids busy for a long time. They made a ton of them. When they were finished, they put on little puppet shows and just played with them together. It was a lot of fun!

I would love to see some that you and your kids make! You can post a photo on my Facebook Page. And if you haven't gone over there and "liked" my page yet, I invite you to do so. That would make my day!



  1. What fun projects. I also appreciate the ideas you share here, about how to spend time together in simple, wonderful ways.
    Thanks for the post!

  2. Super fun! I know Bug will love playing with these. I might make some with her older brothers this weekend!

  3. I hope you all have fun with them!
    My kids have been having a ton of fun! My 1 1/2 year old calls them "Quack Quack(s)" because we use our hand in the same way to do the "quack" when we sing Five Little Ducks. LOL

  4. That looks like something my boys would enjoy making.

    Multiple mummy went to see her first puppet show this week and this would fit in so well with her Family Frolics linky - am sure she'd love for you to pop over and join in

  5. Thank you Pinkoddy! I just added my link! :-)

  6. I love your detailed instructions, really clear!

  7. Thank you Coombe Mill :-)
    I was hoping they made as much sense to others as they do me. lol

  8. What fun! I know some kids who will love this. We'll be making these tomorrow. Thanks. :)

  9. They are so cute and we shall definitely be giving them a go! Will pin this when I get home. Thanks for sharing on family frolics.

  10. Oh, how fun! We will definitely have to give those a try. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a great week!

  11. I am going to use this with my students for our lesson on syllables in phonics! =)
    Thank you!

  12. OOh!!! I LOVE that idea! Mind if I "steal" it? ;-)


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