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Alligator Stick Puppet Craft

by Lyn Heerema on 2020-09-24T11:47:20-07:00 in Craft | Comments

This week’s craft idea looks so simple, and yet it has the potential (with a little imagination) to be so much fun!

Let’s start by putting it together. In the kit, you will find a cut-out alligator, sticker dots, googly eyes, glue, and a craft stick. I recommend decorating your crocodile first.

After you’ve added the eyes and the dots turn the alligator over and tape on the craft stick and yay you’re done!

Now you have a little alligator puppet. Let’s look at some ways you can have fun with your new friend.

I have a lot of house plants that always come in handy for creating environments for puppets and other creatures I might create.

Another great idea is using an old box to make a puppet theater. Boxes can always be found at one of your local supermarkets or food co-ops. It can be as fancy or as simple as you like. I cut a hole in the back of the box and then just taped a paper towel on the front for a curtain.

Inside the box, I created a little set or stage with some greenery I found lying around the yard.

There are all sorts of things you can do with craft stick puppets! Make more than one, or different kinds and put on a little play.

This week the Ashland Library will be handing out an alligator puppet Take and Make kit, but all of these supplies can also be purchased at the dollar store.

Check out the list All about Alligators featured on the library catalog page for more books featuring our friend the Alligator.

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