Make Pop-Up Puppets
Everyone enjoys puppet shows, and now your child can host his own! Using plastic cups, dowels, and fabric, you can make a fun puppet that pops up out of its cup when in action and hides out of sight when not in play.
This activity helps your child develop his fine motor skills through cutting, pasting, and assembling the puppet. But the learning (and fun!) doesn't stop there: your child will set his imagination free creating stories for his puppets to act out. Putting on performances for others is also a great way to help him build confidence and learn to be comfortable speaking in front of people.
What You Need:
- Plastic cup
- Colored felt or fabric pieces
- Hot glue or rubber cement
- Wooden dowel
- Wooden ball