January 2009


Elephant Puppet - Sock Puppet


   1 white paper plate, 1 white sock
   2 brad fasteners
   1 gray sheet construction paper - Click here to download pattern.


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   Cut 2 ears out of gray construction paper. Cut a circle large enough for your hand out of the middle of the paper plate. (Color the plate gray if you desire.) Draw a face on the plate as shown. Attach the 2 ears to the sides of the plate with brad fasteners. Insert your hand in the sock, then stick the sock through the back of the plate to create the elephant's nose.

         Elephants walk like this and that.
         They're terribly big and terribly fat.
         They have no hands, they have no toes.
         But, goodness, gracious, what a nose!

   You can also make an elephant puppet from an old CD. Draw a face on the CD with permanent markers. Tape on construction paper ears and let the children insert their index finger in the hole to make a trunk. (Grown up fingers are too large for the hole!)


Elephant 2

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