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Se7en Million Fairy Tale Puppets!!!

June 26th, 2011 · 19 Comments

So puppets were on of the things we had on our winter list, and we made a heap of puppets for Expresso, the Breakfast Show. I thought the passion for puppets would die down, but not a bit of it!!! This is a bit of a recap on all our puppet posts and how with a few extra props you can tell a myriad of Fairy Tales.


A couple of adjustments and a few extra props and we were ready to go with a couple of…

Fairy Tales

  1. The Enormous Turnip: We just needed to make a small turnip when we made the farmers head, with a small balloon… and a large turnip with a large balloon, and our story could be told.
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  3. The Gingerbread Man: We added a cardboard gingerbread man,

    And made sure that our rat had lots of teeth and could be called a wolf as well.
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  5. The Princess and the Pea: We added a crown to on of one of our spoon people for a princess and made her bed from fabric scraps and cardboard.
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  7. Red Riding Hood: Popped a red cloak around a spoon person and turned a farmer into a granny, just added some glasses and a hat!!!
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  9. Cinderella: We began with a cinderella and her ugly sisters.
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    And then we needed a fairy godmother and a pumpkin, some mice, and a rat…

    And finally a prince and a slipper for the girls to try on…

  11. Rapunzel: Well some golden hair from pipe-cleaners did the trick.
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  13. The Elves and the Shoemaker: The spoon people became elves they just needed green hats… and some shoes…
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    And the Se7en +1th, and their could have been so many more…

  15. The Three Little Pigs: Three little pigs and that big bad wolf.
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And I know you are thinking how fabulous, how fun, but where would we keep all that stuff… well here is the marvelous part… the box we used was a screen box that the father person bought home from work. It looks like a cupboard from the back…


But it is narrow indeed…

And all the puppets can fit inside it, except the enormous turnip and that’s because it is enormous!!!

Little shelves for the flat things…

And room for the taller puppets…


That’s it for now, but I am sure we will have more puppets to show you really soon…

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · People/Puppet Crafts · Recycle Crafts

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 maggy, red ted art // Jun 29, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Oh your puppet ensemble is simply deliciously colourful and fun! We love making puppets.. but erm, they tend to be out of loo rolls and ONLY loo rolls. My son just doesn’t want to make it out of anything else.. wooden spoons will come one day, I know! And I remember making a clay one at school once.. mmmh

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty 🙂

    maggy, red ted art´s last blog post ..Kids Crafts: Sunflower Thank You Cards

  • 2 se7en // Jun 30, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Hay Maggy… So glad to link up!!! I had a preschool teacher that made everything with toilet rolls and has left me quite, um, well I just can’t craft with them!!! Just totally too much of a good thing!!! No toilet roll crafts on our blog yet – though from time to time we are tempted!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

  • 3 creativejewishmom/sara // Jun 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    wow, so truly inspiring, I really don’t know how you manage to do so many amazing projects! love all the extra props and the variety of puppets, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Paper Boat Party Decorations

  • 4 se7en // Jul 1, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Hi Sara… Just so glad I had a new craft timeously for your fabulous link party!!!

  • 5 Anna @ The Imagination Tree // Jul 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Oh. My. Goodness! This is absolutely STUNNING! I am totally in love with your wide range of puppets, fabulously clever open-out theatre and amazingly creative children! Thanks for linking this to 5-a-day books. I am going to share this with my Facebook page too! Hope you will be back to share more book inspired ideas today!

  • 6 se7en // Jul 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Anna, So glad you enjoyed our puppets!!! We would love to join your link up when we have relevant posts!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 7 Anna @ The Imagination Tree // Jul 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I have featured you on my favourites on our It’s Playtime linky tomorrow as I’ve chosen a puppet theme. Please come along and link up any other fabulous ideas you may have to that too. It’s our regular Thursday linky for all things play related!

  • 8 se7en // Jul 28, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Anna, I am so thrilled that is so kind of you. You won’t believe it but we just made some puppets and posted them as this weeks craft!!! So I would love to link up tomorrow!!! Have a good day!!!

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  • 11 sarah // Dec 20, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Amazing and gorgeous – I love the theatre/storage cabinet and all those characters! The fabulous spoons with their expressive arms might be my favourite… and the rat! I’m SO inspired to make some puppets now. I don’t think my kids will take much convincing!
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  • 12 se7en // Dec 20, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Hi Sarah, I am so glad you enjoyed our puppet fun. Once we got started we couldn’t stop ourselves and we made puppets for months this past winter!!! Hope you enjoy creating!!!

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