While I was training at college, we had to make up our own story bags; they would be full of props to go with a specific book. It is always fun to give children the props and for them to act out the story that is either being read or one from memory. This time I filled my story bag with wooden spoon puppets.
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To make your own wooden spoon puppets you will need:
- Wooden spoons
- A book
First choice which book you want to make puppets for; Rapunzel just happens to be one of BB’s favourite books at the moment. Which is great, because it meant I could draw Disney’s Tangled characters on the spoons.
I recommend using paints rather than pens for this. I tried using an acrylic paint pen but even that bleed into the wood.
When the wooden spoon puppets were finally ready, I left them with the book for BB to find. At first, he got me to read the book while using the puppets. Then he used the puppets while I read it, and now he tells the story using the puppets. It is really sweet to watch him retell the story, and it is a great way to encourage a love of books and storytelling.
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