Some time back, Aristotle started reading a new series of books called “Astrosaurs” written by Steve Cole. Then he noticed from the book that they had an Astrosaurs website so we went to check it out. One of the activities they had under their “fun stuff” tab was an activity to make your own Astrosaur puppets.
Since he was so excited about it, I figured that working together on an activity like this would be a great bucket filler so I printed it out as a surprise for his afterschool activity. As far as activities go, it doesn’t get easier than this. All you need are scissors, glue and paddle-pop sticks (which are available from an art & craft shop or a baking shop). Cut along the dotted line, fold in half and then stick your paddle-pop stick in the middle – easy peasy.
Once you’re done, you can put on a puppet show. Here is Aristotle enacting a scene where the carnivores have hunted down some herbivores and made herbivore ice cream with them. We even recorded a few videos to show Daddy.
It’s really easy to make puppets these days. All you have to do is jump on the Net and search for a resource site with activities containing your child’s favourite characters. Most of them are free and the activities are simple enough to do.