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Purim puppets from wooden spoons

Posted on: 10 March, 2011

Last year I made Purim puppets which were paper pictures of the main characters stuck onto popsticks.  Last week I was walking through my supermarket, not even thinking about Purim, when I saw they were selling 6-piece bamboo spoon sets for three dollars.   Instantly the idea was hatched, and with a little help from my daughter, we now have some hilariously kitsch Purim spoon puppets to help illustrate our reading of the “Shabbat Tot Megillah” this year.

This was so easy – all you need is
- some wooden spoons
- a pen or pencil to draw facial features (I suggest something non-toxic if you ever want to use the spoon again for its original purpose)
- some googly eyes
- cardboard for hats and crowns (we decorated ours with stickers)
- curling ribbon, wool or similar for hair
- scraps of paper, ribbon or fabric for clothing, attached in this case with pieces of pipe cleaner or more ribbon
plus sticky tape/glue/double sided tape for attaching hair/moustaches/beards.

Here are our heroes (and villain) in more detail.

The curling ribbon hair is fabulous – bounce your spoon along and the hair sproings high and low.  Sadly there was a minor mishap when my daughter “danced” Queen Esther just a little too vigorously and one of her eyeballs fell off, but we found it a day later and all is well again!

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8 Responses to "Purim puppets from wooden spoons"

oh my goodness! Those are CUTE!

Hi! These are absolutely adorable! I’ve just linked to your project from my site. I hope that’s okay… you can check it out here:

http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Purim/Characters-of-Purim-Spoon-Puppets

Please let me know if it’s okay to link to your projects like this in the future. And thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel @ AllFreeHolidayCrafts

Thank you! You are welcome to link to other crafts on my blog, but I would appreciate it if you notify me each time.
Kathryn

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Hi. They are just so cute. Simply love them!

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