How to Make Puppets
Play is an important part of every child's life, but there are times when kids just run out of ideas, coming to their mother or father to utter that well-known lament, “There's nothing to do.” When this happens on a rainy day, or at tax time or several days into an illness-caused school absence, patience can sometimes wear thin, but the answer is to come up with something new and different...something, ideally, that is open-ended enough to provide hours of imaginative play.
Luckily, there's a solution right at hand: Puppets. Puppets can be friends to converse with, or they can act out elaborate fantasies. They can perform tricks, sing or take part in improvised adventures. They can be made at little or no cost, and the enjoyment they provide far outweighs the small amount of effort they require to prepare. Best of all, they are a rich food for the...
How to Make a Shoebox Guitar
Imagine yourself standing on a huge stage strumming your electric guitar. Well, you can’t do that with this guitar craft, but you can make some music. Constructing this musical instrument is just as fun as playing with it.
Craft Difficulty Rating: Easy
You Will Need:
- Shoebox bottom
- Rubber bands
- Paper towel cardboard tube
- Brown grocery bag
- Clear packing tape/li>
- Brown tempera paint
- Cover the outside of a shoebox with a brown grocery bag and secure with clear packing tape.
- Trace a circle, using the cardboard tube as your guide, around one of the smaller sides of the shoebox in the center, to hold the neck of the guitar. Cut this circle out. Set aside.
- Paint the cardboard tube with brown tempera paint. Stand it up...