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Spoon Puppets

spoon puppetsI volunteer during the holidays at The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch, London. Recently, one of the free drop-in activities was creating a spoon puppet. I thought that this is a nice idea to try on the wet miserable afternoons when you can’t get out.

At the museum, they laid out tables with wooden spoons, scissors, washable pva glue and a variety of materials.

These are some of the things that were used
wool
ribbon
coloured tissue paper
pipe cleaners
squares of material and felt

When I came home, I raided my kitchen and found an old wooden spoon. If you don’t have anything suitable try a local hardware shop, pound store or supermarket. You can also buy packs from hobby shops. There are also numerous internet suppliers.

spoon puppets 2I used old embroidery thread for the hair, and drew a sad face on one side and a happy face on the other with felt tips.

I cut some material and then wrapped it for the skirt. Having made my sample, I am going to challenge my grandchildren to make their own versions. I am sure they will enjoy the activity and make some great puppets.

Next step is  to make a theatre out of a box so that they can create a play with the puppets.

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