Monday, October 18, 2010

* Homemade Three Little Pigs Finger Puppet Set

"C" has been learning all about
fairy tales and classic children's stories  at preschool. 
The three favorites have been:
The Story of the 3 Little PigsThe 3 Little Kittens, and Little Red Riding Hood. 

She came home a few weeks ago reciting (in her little sweet voice),

"Not by the hairs of my chinny, chin, chin!" and,
"I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in!" So....mama decided we needed to 
make some finger puppets 
to act out  the story of the three little pigs. 

(and no... I don't usually have a bunch of little chairs
and step stools in my art studio -- I'm painting  them for our Preschool's Silent Auction!) 

We used 
empty toilet paper tubes,
and sharpies. 

And of course, make sure you have a cat who needs attention to walk
all over your project while you're working!

We trimmed pink felt to fit on three of the tubes,
and one piece of this gray/brown felt to fit on the fourth tube.

Because I still don't have  a working glue gun, 
we spread glue on the felt and held it in place  with clothespins to dry. 

I drew three little pig heads with sharpie on stiff felt,
and a little wolf and a bushy tail on a piece of stiff gray felt.

Same technique, 
more glue and clothespins. 
If you have a glue gun this will go a lot faster!

Then, we built three little houses with blocks, lincoln logs, and legos
 and acted out our own story of the three little pigs. 

We may have to make some more permanent homes for our little piggy friends
with empty tissue boxes!
I could see these being used in the story corner of a preschool classroom or at home.
"C" wants to make a  Little Red Riding Hood set next.

pink and green mama

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