Yesterday, I found a stray one-of-a-kind-mitten. It was a test mitten that I didn't care for the shaping, so it never had a mate.
Upon finding it, it made me laugh and I wondered why I hadn't thrown it away. Then it occured to me....
THIS ISN'T A STRAY MITTEN.........IT'S A PUPPET.
Xander loves crafts and he loved the idea of turning the one-of-a-kind mitten into a puppet. So he picked out the hair and selected some leftover eyes from the monster making and before you know it.....
We created a PUPPET!
Its a fun way to use up odds and ends, scrapes, buttons, bows and even some silk flowers......to create the craziest puppets ever. The crazier the better is my motto.
Our puppet is the first of many. I am pretty sure I can find some single socks and perhaps some other mittens.
We will have a very fun & unique puppet show. We'll be sure to send out invitations.
Aside from turning our trash into treasures......
Puppets are also a very useful way to get kids to tell you whats on there mind.....they can talk thru the puppet when there words or feeling are difficult to express. Of course, this can work for adults too.
Puppets are fun to use when reading and acting out a story.
We can't wait to make more puppets.