This week I have had the opportunity through #cbias to participate in elmer’s glue and glitter campaign. You can view the whole google + album here. It was all about just coming up with anything we wanted to make using elmer’s fun, crafty products. So what did we make..?
Why, puppets of course!
I thought making some cute st-patty’s day puppets with JP would be perfect for some afternoon craft-time. Plus – by making puppets, it gives him a chance to play with his puppet theater that he loves so much. So JP and I headed over to our local walmart (#1117) to see what we could find for our puppet project.
I’m the worst at shopping for a specific list for craft or project! My plan was to find some large popsicle sticks, some elmer’s glue and any other fun stuff I see along the way with knowing I had plenty of construction paper at home.
Got the sticks. Plan B would have been to use the brown paper lunch bags I had in the pantry if they didn’t have these!
JP thought it would have been a good idea to buy some paint, but really – I knew that all he really wanted to do is squeeze out the bottle!
He was also pretty quick to spot the little wooden cars too.
Ahh decisions! Since I already had some elmer’s glue at home, I looked into getting something a little different to make this project special.
So I splurged and bought the big pack of glitter glue.. Because it just looks like fun!
I kept shopping around, and we came across some other fun stuff like..
More glitter, I thought this would work perfectly for making a pot of gold, but it didn’t end up happening.
And they had some eyemasks for .50$… I thought if the puppets didn’t work out, we could always make superhero masks using it as a base, so we got one of those too.
So when we got home, I printed out some st patty’s day coloring pages here, here and here that we could make into puppets. I also printed a big picture of JP, because I thought it would be fun to turn that into a puppet too. Puppets are simple and easy to make – All you need is a few things!
- popsicle sticks or brown bag lunch sacks
- Construction paper
- Crayons, markers or paint
- elmer’s school glue
- elmer’s glitter glue
We started by coloring all the pages with paint and crayons…
Then while he did that, I quickly drew & cut out a cute little leprechaun hat for this picture puppet. His job is to glue it all together!
“Not too much glue!” and “Okayyyy that’s enough!” were being said ALOT. (All while I try to wield my camera)
JP Loves to play with craft glue, much to my dislike. He mostly likes to just squeeze out the bottle, but luckily, elmer’s cleans up and washes away nicely! The mess factor wasn’t too bad – see how I had to wipe away the big blob he got on his face?
So I got out my craft sticks… and glue
We also worked on a leprechaun and a pot of gold using crayons and the glitter glue. Once they were all dry, we cut them out and glued a big popsicle stick on the back.
I used my hairdryer on cool setting to hurry the drying process up. It was nicely dry within 10 minutes!
And let the show begin…!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own.