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Se7en + 1 Shadow Puppets – Book Reviews on a Stick…

January 31st, 2013 · 14 Comments

This week we have been enjoying our book reviews on a stick… There comes a time when the fun of a book can be totally destroyed by another written book review… and I am happy for our kids to be able to enjoy what they are reading in any number ways… Today we took a leading character from a classic story and told the story from their characters perspective. I tell you the world of literature may never be the same again!!!


Here you go in three easy steps:

Step 1: Draw your leading characters and anyone else you may need to “act out your book.”



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Step 2: Glue your character onto black card and slide a wooden skewer between the drawing and the card. Once the glue is dry, cut the puppets out carefully…






I noticed that every time I turned my head another puppet appeared on the pile!!!


Aslan, the fattest Piglet ever!!!, a Crusader; Robin Hood, an Angel, the Crocodile from Peter Pan; the Nutcracker and Gandalf.

Step 3: Turn your puppets around, pop a sheet up in a door way, with a light shining behind you and you are ready for a shadow puppet show of note!!!




Of course you can add all sorts of interesting arty factors to your puppets… wool and pipe cleaners work well… and punching holes in them also works as well as cutting out shapes and adding coloured cellophane… lots of fun things to do with these and they are just so very easy!!!

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Crafts for Kids · Homeschooling · Language Arts · People/Puppet Crafts

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shells // Feb 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    ah what a cool idea! Going to give this a bash..thanks xx

  • 2 Tammy // Feb 2, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Oooh we are so going to do this! Thank you.

  • 3 Taryn // Feb 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Brilliant! I love this idea, so I’m totally going to steal it! 🙂 seriously, I would love to have even a baby fingerful of your creative genius and the organization to make it happen! Love love love!!

  • 4 se7en // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Thanks Shells… Hope you have fun making them!!!

  • 5 se7en // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Hay Tammy, you guys will love it… easy and fun… we could have made it more complicated but it is so mush easier to go with the flow and let the kids do their own thing… and all they wanted to do was play with them – no time for tiny details!!!

  • 6 se7en // Feb 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Hay Taryn, I haven’t hear from you in ages… hope you are all better and recovered… I am so glad you enjoyed our puppets… hope you have lots of fun making them!!! Have a great day!!!

  • 7 Taryn // Feb 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Not too long – but weird things happen when I try comment lately so I’ve given up a few times 🙂 even now my web address sometimes doesn’t link thru on my name. Very odd. But still reading thru my feed 🙂

  • 8 se7en // Feb 3, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Sorry about the comments Taryn… I will get my techie husband to look into it… I did get a couple of fabulous commets from you this morning and they all worked fine from my side. Hope you have a great weekend, what’s left of it!!!

  • 9 Michelle L // Feb 3, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Those are fabulously cute – what a great tutorial AND idea for getting kids deeper into books. Love it!

  • 10 se7en // Feb 3, 2013 at 3:04 am

    So glad you enjoyed them Michelle L, and thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 11 creativejewishmom/sara // Feb 7, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    another fabulously creative project, really great! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Crocheted Hearts Wall Hanging On A Limb!

  • 12 se7en // Feb 8, 2013 at 3:45 am

    Thanks Sara, It was so good to take part again!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

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