Repurposed Mitten Puppets

Mitten Puppets

This weekend it was time to sort through our winter gear to make sure that we have scarves, hats, and gloves that fit and are accessible as winter begins to show itself. Needless to say there were plenty of single gloves and too-small mittens left over at the end of it all. In comes Marie LeBaron’s Make and Takes for Kids. It is a crafty book with lots of ideas for fun, seasonal projects. She had the great idea of repurposing all of those unloved stragglers and transform them into entertaining hand puppets.

The girls used the photos in the book as inspiration and, using materials we had on hand, got busy creating their puppets. It was fun to see all of the characters they came up with and even more fun to watch all of the puppet shows that ensued!

For more of a peek into Make and Takes for Kids check out the Goodyblog.

* A copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

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