The kids had such a great time making this craft at the Jersey City Spring Festival with me last week, I wanted to share this ‘how to’ so you can make these puppets at home with your children in preparation for Easter on April 16. If you do make them at home, this week, tag @jcfamilies on social media so we can take a look at your great creations!
Materials you will need:
– Popsicle sticks
– Card stock paper in light colors (I purchase mine from Michael’s craft stores in the city)
– Clear Tape
Step 1 Cut out bunny shapes (and eggs if you’d like) out of card stock paper. Older kids will enjoy doing this part themselves. Younger children will need an adult’s help or you can even purchase pre-cut shapes at your local craft store or online.
Step 2 Attach a Popsicle stick to the back of each bunny shape with a piece of clear tape.
Step 3 Decorate the bunnies using markers. This is the best part for children – as they can really showcase their creativity! Have them add clothing to the bunny, funny facial expressions or even glasses!
Step 4 Add some festive stickers as a finishing touch. This part is especially fun for toddlers.
As you can see from these examples, children add their own wonderful spin on this craft. Aside from being used for imaginary play, these puppets can be added to plants for decoration, or as a centerpiece for Easter breakfast.
Ashley Lucas (aka Lady Lucas) is an artist, illustrator, author and crafts designer. She offers private arts & crafts lessons to children in Jersey City and Hoboken. Her adorable characters can be found online via her website and Etsy shop. She loves celebrating all holidays and teaching art to children of all ages.