Tag Archive | puppet making

Jack and the Beanstalk

jack-and-the-beanstalk-activity-2This perennial favourite traditional tale that needed no introduction from me. We got straight on with making the characters.

You can download the character templates here.

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Craft Diary – Cinderella

This week sees the start of a series of sessions I am going to be doing on fairy stories. I have a year two group this half term so I thought it would be good for them to see what fairy stories are and the common themes used in them. So we start with a classic Cinderella.





All the fairy tale stories I’m using are taken from the Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales.

Illustrated fairy tales




To make the puppets.

I created a dress template and a suit template for the boys and girls which I adapted from our Early Years Create and Show puppets.

Boy puppet

Girl puppet

We decorate the clothing by drawing round the templates onto fabric and then sticking them on.

Next we stuck the clothing to wooden spoons and then decorated the head of the spoons to with wool for hair.

Unfortunately we didn’t have time this week to us one of our puppet theatres to go through the story.