Monday, August 5, 2013

Wooden Spoon Puppets

We really like puppets around here. This time, rather than our usual paper-on-a-popsicle stick or paper bag puppets, we decided to make some wooden spoon puppets. I really like how much sturdier they are than all the smooshed and wrinkled paper ones we have laying around our house.

Want to make some of your own wooden spoon puppets? It's a pretty self-explanatory process, but here's what we did:

Gather up some wooden spoons that you don't need anymore, or grab an inexpensive set from the store. We went to Big Lots and bought this pack of 4 for $1.50.

Paint your wooden spoons! Or, if you don't want to wait for the drying time with paint, you can just color them with markers, which is what we did.

Get decorating! We used foam paper (I got a big pack from Hobby Lobby a while ago), pipe cleaners, self-sticking googly eyes, pom poms, and markers. Easy! Use whatever you have!

Then put on an awesome puppet show!

William is quite the puppeteer. He put on a riveting show about a wood chip that was held hostage by the evil princess in her castle. Luckily, the good monsters and dinosaurs came and saved the day! Don't you just love witnessing your kids' growing imaginations???

ps. next time I think we'll try and make these!


  1. Love these! But not as much as I loved the puppet show!! :)

  2. Those are so cute! You are so creative.