- Crayola Project Paint
- Crayola Construction Paper - 120 Count
- Crayola Scissors
- Crayola No-Run School Glue
- Crayola Paint Brushes - 4 Count
- Masking Tape
- Paper Towel Rolls - 1 ½ per student
- Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- Dowels - 30.5 cm (12") - 1 per student
- Hot Glue Guns
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Decorative Items
- Water Containers
- Paper Towels
- Use one and a half paper towel tubes.
- Make sure you cut one roll in half and do not use a toilet tissue roll which is not the right size.
- Cut the full paper towel roll from one end to the other lengthwise.
- Put hot glue along half the length of the dowel.
- Fasten the dowel to the inside edge of the long paper towel roll.
- Leave the unglued half of the dowel hanging out of the bottom of the roll for a handle.
- Gently squeeze the long roll together so it will fit inside the short roll.
- Hold this measurement and remove the short roll.
- Tape the long roll back together making sure it stays slightly thinner than the short roll.
- Test to be sure the short roll will move up and down the long roll easily, but not fall off if you hold it upright.
- Draw a long mouth on the long roll.
- Insert the long roll into the short roll.
- Mark the width of the mouth on the short roll and then remove it.
- Cut out a semi-circle for the bottom of the mouth on the short roll.
- Paint the inside of the mouth black.
- Measure 5 cm down from the mouth end of the short roll.
- Paint this part the same colour as the long roll so it will match the face.
- Paint the rest of the short roll the colour you want the shirt to be.
- Cut a strip of construction paper about 6 cm x 30 cm for the arms.
- Fold the strip of paper in half long end to long end.
- Open the paper up and spread a line of glue along the fold
- Place a pipe cleaner along the glue line.
- Add more glue and fold the paper in half to stick it all together.
- Fold the paper in half short end to short end.
- Cut on an angle from the short end towards the centre fold.
- Open up the paper and glue it to the short roll to make the arms.
- Use paper sculpture techniques and a variety of materials to complete the puppet.
- Insert the long roll into the small roll.
- Practice holding the dowel and moving the small roll up and down to open and close the mouth.