Published by: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Genre: Children's, Arts & Crafts, Home and Garden, YA
Book Information :
Have fun and go green with Diana Schoenbrun's Puppet Play: 20 Puppet Projects Made with Recycled Mittens, Towels, Socks, and More. A puppet builder, an illustrator, and an author, Schoenbrun presents 20 puppet projects made with recycled materials easily found around the house.
A lonely sock becomes a wizard puppet. A glove without a mate turns into five little pig puppets. And that tired dishtowel transforms into a lively banjo player puppet—all at very little cost. Diana Schoenbrun's easy-to-follow directions are accompanied by how-to illustrations. Also included are full-color photographs of puppets, as well as a chapter that guides children through creating and presenting their own puppet show. So, the next time the dryer eats a single sock, get crafty, go green, and go play with Puppet Play.
Grammie's Word on Puppets :
There's nothing that builds family memories more than making and playing with puppets! I recall some little boys; a knight in shining armor, a dragon; and a big sister who was the damsel in distress! They've never forgotten, either.
This darling book will delight children and parents alike with its simple directions for making puppets with recycled toss-aways. Socks are particularly fun with their mix of bold colors and crazy patterns. Young ones can easily use markers, children's scissors and fancy ribbons tied on to decorate.
Teens will get some ideas for fun projects, as well. This book offers everyone a chance to make darling puppets for fund-raisers and charity projects.
I say this is a great book for families and older children to use any time; it's also perfect for special occasions like Halloween, birthdays, Christmas, and rainy days.
Grammie Bee gives this book 4 bees for all around fun and flexibility.
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