Now that J is in "preschool", I've entered the phase of providing valentines for all the little kiddies. I saw a Valentine's craft pack at Michaels the other day, brought it home and started fiddling around with the contents. Here's what I came up with:
Paint Chip Monster Puppets, perfect for little fingers, and super easy to make!
Start with a 4-tiered paint chip, I think this one was for Behr paint at Home Depot.
Accordion fold. It help to very lightly score on the opposite side of the fold.
Fold the edges back and then cut slits at the accordion folds with a box cutter.
Lightly score the corners of each tab. Not sure how else to explain it, so I hope the picture helps.
Fold back the corners, and close up the flaps as far as they will go.
Glue or tape the flaps together to create the body of the puppet.
Cut out a heart from another paint chip and glue/tape on the inside of the "mouth" to become a tongue.
Now just decorate the face any way you'd like! I added googly eyes, a pom pom for the nose and some pipe cleaner curly cues as fun horns.
What do you think?
This barely made a dent in my craft pack, so follow along on GFC, RSS or Facebook to see what else I come up with!