The lovely family of Se7en+1 is sharing one of their favorite books, Stick Man, and showing you how to make adorable stick puppets!
We received a board book by Julia Donaldson for a gift in the mail a couple of years and we never looked back. We have been in love with her great writing and rhyming ever since. We love reading and re-reading them, and never tire of the build up to the inevitable twist in the tale... you know something is going to happen you can just never guess what!!!
Stick Man is the story of a family man... the Stick Man who lives with his wife and three kids in a tree. And he gets into all sorts of sticky scrapes... a dog plays with him, a giggle of girls use him for pooh sticks, a goose thinks he is a great part for his nest... and as he escapes one escapades he is launched straight into the next one... endless escapades, all the while getting further from home and his family tree. And a catchy chorus that your kids will quickly pick up and chant as you read: "I'm Stick Man, I am Stick Man, I'm Stick Man that's me. Will I never get back to my Family Tree?" So we made a couple of Stick Men dingly dangly finger puppets...
We gathered a long straight stick from the hedge. You will either need to find appropriate sticks or get a responsible person to cut your stick into usable bits.
You will need four nails and a cup-hook for your stickman.
We popped them in the vice and gave everyone a chance to hammer.
And threaded some string through the cup hook and added a piece of string with a loop, large enough to poke a small finger through it, in the other end of the string.
Then popped a face onto each little stick.
And we were done...
Well almost done...
We needed a bit of color:
We began again... and we used acrylic paints.
And put them together in just the same way...
And we had a bunch of stickmen finger puppets dancing on their strings...
Some puppets weren't dancing so much, but they were played with for hours!!!
Thank You Crafty Crow for the opportunity to join you in your month of favorite books... with love from the gang at:
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