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Holiday Puppets



Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs


Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Always use care when using tools or a heat source. Be careful and safe!


Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
45 minutes plus drying time


Holiday Puppets
by Carolina Moore


Snowman Materials:

Elmer’s® Clear School Glue
2” FloralCraft® STYROFOAM® Brand Foam ball
1½” FloralCraft® STYROFOAM® Brand Foam ball
The Kunin™ Group Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ - Black
Black fabric paint
Craft sticks


  1. Push 2” ball onto craft stick. Push 1½” ball on top of 2” ball.
  2.  Cut the hat parts out of black felt using the pattern. Glue the short sides of rectangle together to create a tube. Glue the tube to the middle of the large circle and glue the small circle to the other end of the tub to create the hat.
  3. Use fabric paint to create buttons, mouth and eyes.


Elf Materials:

Elmer’s® Clear School Glue
2” FloralCraft® STYROFOAM® Brand Foam ball
Craft stick
Green felt
Small pom-pom
Fabric paint (same color as pom-pom)



  1. Insert craft stick into ball.
  2. Cut out shirt, hat and hands using template.
  3. Glue shirt to craft stick.
  4. Curve hat into cone shape and glue to top of ball to create hat.  Glue pom-pom to point of hat.
  5.  Use fabric paint on shirt and hat for details and on ball for face details.

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