Make grandpa and grandma dance the night away with
this simple children's craft!
computer and printer
thin black or dark brown marker
grandparents pattern (provided below)
poster paints (grey, flesh, white, dark brown)
scrap cloth (denim, floral, red or other colors)
1. Click on the image
pattern above and print out on paper.
2. Use scissors to cut out
the different shapes.
3. Trace the shapes on to
cardboard and cut. Paint flesh poster paint on the faces, necks
and legs. Using carbon paper, trace the face and finalize with
4. Cut the other parts out
and attach pieces of cloth or color with poster paints according to
5. Punch a hole using your
pencil and cutter where the grey circles are.
6. Put together using the
7. Attach one end of a 2 ft
piece of yarn at the back of the head with tape. Attach another
end of a 2.5 ft piece of yarn to a hand. Do this for the other
hand and to each foot.
8. Adjust the strings on top
so the marionette has the freedom to move his hands and feet up and down
and tie together.
Variation: Personalize this
marionette by covering the head with your enlarged head shot!
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