"The Sound of Music" is the show of the week in Mini-Stars, Little Stars, and Broadway Prep and we're putting on a puppet show! We know not everyone has puppets handy so here's how to make one using your child's stuffed animal!⠀
What You'll Need:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A small to medium sized stuffed animal
Yarn/Sewing Thread (don't have yarn? Use strips of fabric from an old T-shirt or pillow case)
Popsicle sticks, chopsticks, (you can even use spoons - anything thing and sturdy)
STEP 1: Make Your Puppet Controller
- Wrap the yarn around the two sticks to secure them in a t-shape.
STEP 2: Determine if your stuffed animal sits horizontally or vertically.
STEP 3: Tie Yarn around the stuffed animal's arms and legs
Horizontal: Tie each back leg to one end of a long string (I found I got a better weight distribution by tying the strong to the tail instead of the back legs)
Vertical: tie each arm to one end of a long string
STEP 4: Attach the long strong to puppet controller
Horizontal: wrap the string around the back of the controller
Vertical: Wrap the string around the front of the controller ⠀⠀
STEP 5: Tie a string to each of the stuffed animal's remaining arms/legs ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
STEP 6: Tie one string to each side of the controller adjusting the length so that each of the strings is taut.
- If the string slips on the controller, you can use tape to secure it in place.