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:
|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. |
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!