My oldest daughter, Caroline, is two and a half years old and I have noticed lately that her imagination has really begun to develop. I listen to the conversations she has with her imaginary friends (one of which is named Peter and he is only about 4 inches tall) and find them absolutely adorable! I know I’m biased, but I totally think she’s a genius!
Creativity and imagination are so important and I want to foster those attributes to the best of my ability. This week’s Create it Saturday activity is designed to do just that! So, break out that old rubber glove you use(d) to wash dishes (or buy a new set) and let’s get creative!
What you will need:
- Rubber glove (or more than one depending on how many finger puppets you want to make)
- Materials to “decorate” your puppets and bring them to life! I used: googly eyes and markers (very simple) but you can also take it a step further and use yarn for hair, pipe cleaners for antennae, ribbon, buttons, etc.
- Hot glue gun
What to do:
- Cut the fingers off of your rubber glove.
- Decide how you want to decorate the finger puppets. (Because my daughter is still pretty young, I decided to do this one for her and surprise her with them. If you have older children they can certainly do this on their own or with your help!) Another option is to go to this site to use their templates – and they even talk a bit about some of the educational benefits as well!
- Go to town! Let your imagination run wild! You can stick with a theme (i.e. monsters/creatures, animals, people) or you can make each one different!
- After you have finished creating your puppets, use them! You can act out stories, sing songs, and even use them as a learning tool (like demonstrating how to share, or what it looks like to play nicely with another child).
We would LOVE to see your Create it Saturday creations! Please share with us by uploading a picture to our facebook page!!!
Contemplate, Create, Celebrate!