Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets

Make Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets inspired by Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat

Since Dr. Seuss's birthday is coming up soon (March 2), I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a few crafts and activities. The Cat in the Hat is one of our favorites. I can't even begin to tell you how many times we've read that book! So, using that book as our inspiration, we made these fun Thing 1 and Thing 2 craft stick puppets.

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Supplies Needed:
Red paint (or red marker)

We began by painting our clothes. The girls painted about 2/3rds of their craft sticks red, leaving the top 1/3 for the faces. The girls then used the black Sharpies to draw their faces. 

Using our sticks to help with the size, we drew our hair onto the blue craft foam. We also used a penny to trace our circles for our shirt labels. 

After we cut out the hair and circles, the girls glued them to their puppets. Then came the agonizing wait for the glue to dry before we could play. (The wait is always agonizing for the girls!)

Thing 1 and Thing 2 have been having fun all over the house now and we've been having a blast with them!

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  1. Wow, these are adorable. I'm pinning now to my puppet theater board!

  2. Thing 1 and Thing 2 look fantastic. A great craft for young kids who love Dr Seuss. Great post.


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