My boys made wooden spoon puppets in their art class last year, and it is a project they have been begging me to let them do again.
Easy Puppet Project
These are easy and fun to make. All you need are wooden spoons from the dollar store and air-dry clay, along with your imagination.
Once you decide on your character, press the clay onto the spoon and smooth down. Layer on other colors in thin pieces, being sure to smooth everything down all around. The smoother you get the surface, the less it will crack apart when it dries.
This clay is really pliable and easy to work with. If you want a variety of colors, start with the primary colors, and black and white. You can mix them together by kneading to create others.
Once the puppet is done, prop it in a vase or jar until dry (about 24 hours.) They make great characters for putting on a puppet show or making a short film movie parody.
Joker’s minion, “A red ghost eating his eyeballs,” and “a green alien with sharp teeth.”
I am the mother of boys.
Their imaginations are boy-ish; therefore, you will see no bunnies or princesses here, only icky boy stuff.