Here’s a super easy, quick and creative idea for a kids craft that’s fun to make and even better to play with :: tea party puppets!
Kids crafts :: tea party puppets
Three reasons why we love these tea party puppets:
One :: they’re free!
Made from all recycled materials, using whatever you have lying around in your junk model box and craft supplies.
Two :: they’re fun!
They’re nice to make and really good when you have a group of children of different ages joining in because anyone can make a paper roll puppet – even the youngest of children who can help scribble on a face or some patterns for the clothes. They’re quick to make and produce a result a child can be proud of and play with straight away.
Three :: they’re frivolous!
Because really anything goes. Bows in their hair, feather hats, tissue paper tutus or tin foil dress trains, these tea party ladies love to be fancy. (Super heroes and action men drink tea too you know.)
How to make tea party puppets
To make your puppets, simply start off with a paper roll.
Add in some materials the children can use to customise their puppets:
pens and pencils for faces and decorations
papers for clothes, such as tissue paper, wrapping paper, wall paper, tin foil
added extras such as stickers, feathers, sequins, pipe cleaners, foil and felt shapes – whatever you have on your craft shelf
Using sticky tape to stick everything in place means your tea party puppets are ready to play with as soon as you’ve finished decorating – rather than having to wait for glue to dry.
And where might these lovely ladies like to play? A play dough bakery is the perfect place to buy a cake or two, then its off for a picnic with friends!
More great junk model ideas
Love junk models? Take a look at how we made a riding stables, dragon and a double decker bus, or browse the whole junk model archive. And come and follow NurtureStore on Pinterest where we have a whole board dedicated to Glorious Junk!
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