Sunday, 29 June 2014

Brown Bear Hand Puppets

I have a lovely Mum in my class that is great at sewing and is always happy to do sewing projects with the class. I had some calico left over from our Hungry Caterpillar cushions, so I asked her if she would sew them into little rectangles, with one end left open.

The children had fun drawing the little bears faces on one side with a permanent marker.

They then dipped them into some cooled cocoa. You could use tea or coffee but chocolate smells delicious and makes a lovely dark brown dye.

Once dry, we made the little bears ears by pinching the corners with brown elastic bands.

The puppets were now ready to be named and ready for some stories, songs, games, and lots of love.

You could make three sizes and retell the story of Golilocks and The Three Bears.