Snowman Stick Puppets

My daughter has been having such a fun time playing with our Santa and Reindeer Stick Puppets so we decided to make a Snowman Stick Puppet too. Between our Snowmen and other characters, my daughter puts on a pretty spectacular puppet show! Her little shows have been the highlight of my week so far!

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Supplies you will need:

1. Start by gluing your cupcake liners onto a white heavy cardstock paper, making sure to overlap the circles slightly to make a snowman shape. Cut out your snowman. (Using the cupcake liners together with the heavy cardstock makes a sturdier puppet.)
2. Put a generous amount of tacky glue half way down your jumbo craft stick and attach your snowman to the stick. Let it dry. I laid ours face down and put a book on top of them so they would dry flat. It only took about 30 min for the snowman to adhere to the stick.
3. Decorate your snowman. Glue on googly eyes, your orange triangle nose, black hole punch circles for the mouth and buttons.
4. Tie a piece of ribbon around the snowman to make a scarf. We made a double knot. This turned out to be great practice for tying for my preschooler. She was able to tie the knot herself with me guiding her. If the scarf pieces won’t stay down you can add a dot of hot glue to keep them down. (Adult supervision is required for the glue gun.)
5. Finish your snowman by gluing brown stick arms to the back of it. My daughter didn’t want arms on hers so she left it without. That is the great thing about this craft… Everyone can make their snowman however they choose to make it their own. 
Normally snowman don’t have such realistic eyes but I really wanted to pair our puppet with one of my favorite Winter books, Snowmen at Christmas by Caralyn Buehner. Kids will love making their snowman puppet come to life, just like in the story.


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