We don’t drink wine but have had family and friends save corks for us to save for a rainy day project. It wasn’t rainy but dreary and cold the other day which prompted me to pull out some corks and craft supplies. I set out a divided circular tray with cork, toothpicks, small craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and pom-poms to let the kids create their own recycled cork puppet.
Princess, Big Red, and Lil’ Red all got to work on creating their own cork puppet. Each child started off by grabbing a cork and using toothpicks for arms and legs. The corkscrew holes made it very easy to stick the toothpicks into the cork.
Then each child decided if they wanted to add pipe cleaners to bulk up the arms and legs. Princess helped Lil’Red wrap his puppets’ arms and legs with a pipe cleaner. He was very thrilled!
Pom-poms were used for heads. Lil’ Red added three pom-poms to a full toothpick! Big Red added a pink flower for belly and other decorative accessories.
I love discovering activities that allow 3 out of my 4 children time to create and “work” together without fighting, bossing, or annoying each other. This recycled cork puppet process art activity provided a great creative outlet for ages 3-12!
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