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One of our favorite indoor activities is crafting. I’m definitely not Martha Stewart, but with a little direction, my son and I have made everything from stockings to birdhouses. The holidays are the perfect time to get crafty. My son absolutely adores his toys…but I also think it’s important to expose him to other activities like games, baking, cooking, and crafts.
Last week, we made little finger puppets with Creativity for Kids’ Finger Puppet Theater craft set. The kit, which retails for $19.99, includes 6 adorable felt animal puppets, a colorful cardboard puppet stage, and all of the supplies necessary to personalize them. Even though the activity is relatively simple, my son and I enjoyed spending time decorating our finger puppets. I resisted the urge to “fix” his puppets to make them look the way I thought they should. I decorated the bunny and the butterfly and my son decorated the remaining four puppets with only a tiny bit of help.
Despite the fact that the adornments are relatively small, it’s nice that most of them contain self-adhesive so that we could mostly avoid using glue. For the roses, bows, and sequins, I applied the glue and my son affixed them to the puppets. It was definitely not as messy as I thought it would be but I did remain in control of the glue. The kit contains several pictorial ideas for decorating the puppets although I actually tried to let my son create his own design first. If you look at the goldfish, I think he did a fantastic job!
We had so much fun personalizing the puppets that we forgot all about decorating the puppet stage. The kit comes with a sheet of stickers to place on the stage and you can write your child’s name on the top of the stage. I have to admit that while my son has enjoyed our puppet shows, I think his favorite part was decorating and personalizing his new finger puppet friends.
Creativity for Kids offers open-ended creative activities designed to stimulate and encourage a child’s natural creativity. Be sure to check out their Craft of the Month, which includes details and instructions for making family crafts with items you likely have around the house. I also recommend checking out their sale section with discounts of up to 50% off.
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