A couple of days ago I wandered around JoAnn’s Fabric store and Wal-Mart and bought some stuff to begin some new projects from my classroom. While I was surfing the internet earlier today, I found some inspiration from Deanna Jump’s kindergarten classroom. On her August page, which you can see here she has these adorable little monster puppets that accompany a pocket chart poem. So, this got me thinking….hmmm…I can do that (I think). I mean why not! I have a sewing machine! I have a glue gun! So now I’m on a mission to make some puppets.
Oh, and by the way, I also remembered today that JoAnn’s Fabric store gives Teacher Discounts! All you have to do is show your badge and sign-up for their teacher card and then you can receive a 15% off discount on your purchases. I provided you a link too so you can complete this online: JoAnn Fabric Teacher Discount.
So here is a picture of what I have finished so far:
Here are some other places on the web to go for ideas and patterns to create your own puppets:
1. Ideas for Puppets there is a whole page here devoted to making different kinds of puppets.
2. Edu Place this link goes right to a directions to make your own hand puppets.
3. Felt Finger Puppets this link goes right to a great document on how to create some cute animal finger puppets.
4. Duck Puppet Pattern this link from Michael’s will give you directions and a pattern to make this adorable puppet.
Have fun being crafty!