Mess/Cleanup: Just some paper scraps. Nothing too messy.
What You Need:
- Cereal Box (or any flat board, styrofoam, carboard, poster board, foam board, or oak tag board)
- Computer Print-Out or Coloring Book Page(s)
- Popcicle Sticks (for puppets)
- Elastic Bands (leftover from birthday hats) for masks
- Glue Stick
- Hot Glue
I use cereal boxes for everything. Anytime I need to reinforce paper, I dig through my paper recycling bin and pull out some flatboard. It's pretty easy to make, fairly sturdy for play, and I don't feel too guilty when it ends up in the trash.
This isn't rocket science, but here you go! Flatten out cereal box.
Rough cut around characters on print-out (we used Team Umizoomi printables from Nick Jr.)
Using glue stick, adhere print-out to cereal box.
Cut out character.
Using hot glue gun, attach character to popcicle stick. Or to make a mask, punch 2 holes on either side of face and tie on elastic band.
|This is the impromptu costume we made for Chick-Fil-A Customer Appreciation day.|