It’s awesome that you can make stick puppets almost from everything! For today’s #junkplay activity, we recycled some of the greeting and birthday cards we had received previous years.
This “light” activity for kids is instantly gratifying – they get to play with something they make in only couple minutes and without any money spent on brand new toys!
What you need to make your own stick puppets: greeting / birthday / Christmas cards or any other you received over the years that has a nice graphic on front side, couple of popsicle stick, some googly eyes (optional), scissors and glue.
If you have an older kid, let them do it all by themselves. Simply put everything on a tray and invite them to make stick puppets! They will love it!
And once they are done with cutting and gluing, they have a brand new set of stick puppets for imaginative play! Challenge them to come up with unique scenarios and to put up a little puppet show for you or for their friends!
Today’s post is part of 60 Day Junk Play Challenge and we had as material prompt today GREETING CARDS. You can upcycle additional greeting cards by turning them to puzzles like Peakle Pie shows!
To read more about Junk Play Challenge and get involved upcycling your trash for play, stop by our 60 Day Junk Play Challenge page.
Looking for more fun things to do with your kids? We want to recommend you our new book – Learn with Play (150+ Activities for Year-Round Fun and Learning)! You will find inside easy to prepare activities for everyday fun as well for all seasons and holidays! Here is a preview for you:
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.