Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sock Puppet Fun!

For Katie Anne's birthday, her cousin Marley, Jodi, and Jason sent her a very cool "Make Your Own Sock Puppet" Kit all the way from Arizona!  When we opened it, it was filled with all kinds of fun goodies... 
and I was excited to see that almost the entire project was one that KA could really do on her own!  I love to find a craft that is really, really kid-friendly - and this one totally was.  With the exception of "sewing" the little pompoms to the top of the puppets (which an older child could easily do - it was basically poking the yarn through with a giant plastic needle and tying a knot), Katie Anne did almost all the rest of the work!  We started with the blue puppet - Katie Anne named him "Sock Puppy".  
The steps for creation were Peel...
Place...
and Stick!
Daddy came into the kitchen just in time to help peel some of the sticker backs for Katie Anne.
Without long fingernails, he was a little bit of a slow peeler...
and Little Miss Dramatic enjoyed giving him a hard time about it - but she could barely keep a straight face!
Mommy helped peel, too.   (I know I look very tired - my husband told me so as soon as he took this picture.  Hey, if you'd taken 22 kindergartners to a science museum while 22 weeks pregnant earlier in the day, you'd look this tired, too.  :)
Katie Anne was very happy with Sock Puppy when he was finished!
After that, work continued on "Clowny" the orange puppet...
And "Sophio" the green puppet!
In a little over thirty minutes, Katie Anne had three awesome new sock puppets to play with - and she'd made them herself!
After that, all that remained was to act out some very silly sock puppet plays!
I would highly recommend this product as a gift for any toddler - or just as a fun rainy day project for your own kid.  The company that makes this product - Creativity for Kids - has lots of other cool things on their website, too.  Plus, the great thing was that we had TONS of the self-adhesive stickers left, so we saved them to do other projects later!

Thanks Jodi, Jason, and Marley!!!

3 comments:

Jason, Erin, and Ella said...

Oh my gosh, the pictures of KA waiting for Saunders to peel the backs off the stickers CRACKED ME UP!!

Kelly said...

They cracked me up, too. She has a flair for the drama!

apaprikao said...

Definitely some funny pictures there! :) Your daughter is so cute and funny! Love the sock puppet kit! I may have to pick one up for Miranda. I love her sock puppies.