"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

5 Little Monkeys...

What could be more fun than 5 little monkeys? Well, 5 little monkey puppets of course.

This is a super easy project and kids love it.

Here's what you need:

  • Brown construction paper
  • Scrap paper (for hats...)
  • Crayons or markers
  • Craft sticks
  • Glues stick
  • 2 circle shapes to trace (one should be slightly larger than the other)

Here's what you do:

  • Remember this is for fun, your little one doesn't care if your an artist.
  • Trace 5 large circles, and 5 smaller circles. Cut them out.
  • The smaller circle is the nose and mouth piece of the puppet. The larger circle is the actual face.
  • Find where you are going to need to place the smaller circle on the larger circle, and draw an x on the larger circle (this will help your child know where to place the glue it will be covered by the smaller circle).
  • Cut out ears from the left over brown paper. You can draw an x as a guiede for glueing with these as well.
  • Okay be brave it's time for the glue. Show your little one how to smear the glue on the x and then place the smaller circle on top of the glue.
  • Now it's time for the fun stuff draw on eyes, nose, mouth...use scrap paper to make hats or other accessories.
  • Glue your little monkeys to the craft stick and have fun acting out the story!!

Have fun, and delight in the day!! DeeLight


Susie said...

FUn! This will be on the list when I start school with Sophie in September!