While I was training in college, we had to make our own story bags; they would be full of props to accompany a specific book. It is always fun to give children the props and for them to act out the story that is read or that from memory. This time, I filled my story bag with wooden spoon puppets.
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To make your own wooden spoon puppets, you will need:
- Wooden spoons
- A book
- Paint brushes
First choice of the book you want to create puppets for; Rapunzel just happens to be one of BB’s favorite books right now. Which is great, because it meant I could draw the Tangled Disney characters on the spoons.
I recommend using paints rather than pens for this. I tried using an acrylic paint pen but even this one was bleeding into the wood.
When the wooden spoon puppets were finally ready, I left them with the book for BB to find. At first he made me read the book using the puppets. Then he used the puppets while I was reading it, and now he’s telling the story using the puppets. It’s really sweet to see him tell the story, and it’s a great way to encourage a love of books and storytelling.
If you liked these wooden spoon puppets, be sure to check out My Owl and Crocodile LR Eating Word Puppets.
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