A while back I told you that I was asked to create a project for the Kids Crafts 1-2-3 Magazine. I was so excited and proud as punch to show off my niece and her super crafting powers, so of course I said yes!
I’ve been very patiently waiting for Valentine’s Day to get over with so I can show you how we made our St, Patty’s Day stick puppets.
Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Peel and Stick Glitter Foam
- Adhesive Wiggly eyes
- Little puffy pom-poms
- Acrylic jewels in assorted colors
- Jumbo wooden craft sticks
- Finger Paint or Tempra Paint
- Rubber Cement
- Large Wooden or black button
- Black Sharpie marker
- Art Canvas paper (or white card stock)
Now get ready to create your characters:
Take a craft stick and apply yellow paint in the center of the child’s hand. This will be the Leprechaun’s face. Apply orange finger paint on the fingers for the Leprechaun’s beard and orange above the palm and below the wrist for the hair. There is no need to paint the thumb.
Place palm on the paper to leave a hand print Press the middle of the palm down on the paper to make sure all the paint gets on the paper. Let dry.
Now it’s time to make the Leprechaun’s friend, Mr. Rainbow. Take another piece of paper and apply several different colors to make the rainbow pretty. Let dry.
Have an adult cut out a hat shape using the Peel and Stick Glitter Foam. Embellish with a ribbon for the hat band and a big button for the center. Stick the hat on a piece of paper or card stock and set aside.
Make sure that the hand print is dry and carefully cut out. Glue the hat on the hand print over the Leprechaun’s hair. Stick on Wiggly eyes and glue the pom on for his nose. Using red finger paint you can dab on a little fingerprint for his rosy cheeks. Draw on his smile with a Sharpie marker.
Have an adult cut out the rainbow. Stick on his wiggly eyes and draw on his mouth with the Sharpie.
To make the Pot-O-Gold, cut out a black pot from the Glitter Peel and Stick foam. Stick the pot on to a piece of paper. Take the yellow acrylic jewels (or whatever color you want) and glue the jewels on the paper over the pot. Once the glue has dried cut out the entire Pot-O-Gold.
Glue the Jumbo Craft sticks to the back or your puppets. Let dry.
Now you’re ready to put on a lucky puppet show with your new cast of characters! Have fun!! If you make this project, please let me know. I want to hear all about it and see your pics!