Puppet crafts are always fun for your child to make, they can bring out the imaginative play in them. These gingerbread cookie popsicle stick puppets are simple to make and can provide lots of entertainment for your child. Just a few simple supplies are needed for this craft and kids of all ages can participate.
List of Supplies:
- Brown cardstock paper
- White acrylic paint
- Paintbrush – size 0 and 1
- Popsicle sticks
- Craft glue
Click on the template to download and print, then trace onto your cardstock paper.
Select a medium thick brown colored cardstock paper. Trace the template patterns on the cardstock paper and carefully cut them out.
Use a pencil to draw the patterns on the gingerbread cookie cardstock cutouts. Draw any kind of pattern you want or use the one suggested in the pictures shown.
Step – 3:
Prepare the white paint and use either a size 0 or 1 paintbrush, the smaller the tip the easier it will be to trace over the pencil lines. Let’s start with the Christmas tree cardstock cutout. We started by tracing the outline of the top part and then painted the outline of the second part from the top.
Step – 4:
Paint the bottom part outline and then paint the outline of the log. If using the same design we did then fill the Christmas tree pattern with small polka dots or you can paint any pattern you want.
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Now, let’s paint the gingerbread man cookie cutout. We started by painting the borders on the top side of the head, outer parts of the arms and legs, you can choose to follow the same pattern or make up your own.
Step – 6:
We finished the gingerbread man cookie cutout by painting its face, a bow tie, and some buttons.
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For the ginerbread house cardstock cutout, we started painting it from the roof.
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Simply use a thin brush to add the small neat details to the house as you like. We painted a door, 2 windows and a little pattern near the top part of the house. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Step – 9:
Attach the cardstock gingerbread cookie patterns on popsicle sticks using some glue to complete the craft.
You can now enjoy the popsicle stick puppets and maybe come up with your very own little puppet show, have fun!
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