Recycled Crafts: Monster Puppets

Recycled Crafts: Monster Puppets
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Only a kid could love a project like this... but since it uses items around the house it's easy and fun for Mom or Grandma too!
You will need:

1 egg carton

Poster Paint or Markers



Red paper

White paper

Old Sock Optional: Glitter

Paint the egg carton brown, green or black-actually any color your child wants to use is fine. Let dry. If you want to add glitter-take a cotton swap or small brush and paint on white glue (it dries clear) and sprinkle the glitter over the glue-shaking off the excess. Let this dry. On the hinge side of the carton cut a hole in both the lid and the bottom for your child's hand. Open the carton and inside where the egg sections are, place a piece of red paper that has been folded accordion style. Glue this in place. On the top of the carton lid on the front inside edge, glue a long strip of white "teeth" that have been cut out of white paper. On the front edge above the teeth cut two holes for the eyes and decorate if you wish with paint or markers. Optional: Make "hair" by gluing on yarn to the top of the egg carton.

To Finish-

Cut the toe from your sock and slip it on your child's arm. Grasp the puppet through the holes made earlier to open and shut the monster's mouth. Make several and give a show for friends and family on a rainy day!

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