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Old Book to Puppets

Old Book to Puppets
On a recent post about what books to look for at garage sales, Erin from Letter Soup had a great idea about turning an old book to puppets.

Old Book to PuppetsOld Book to Puppets

The opportunity presented itself when this Clifford book was torn. Instead of recycling it, we turned it into puppets by putting them on popsicle sticks.  Now they are perfect for pretend play or retelling a story. This book was thicker like a board book. If you are going to use a book with regular pages, you might want to mount them on cardstock or cardboard first.

Jackie H.

Saturday 9th of October 2010

Those turned out great! Lord knows we have enough torn books around here-- especially now that the baby is mobile.

Erin @ Letter Soup

Wednesday 6th of October 2010

I love how your puppets turned out! Thanks for the kind mention! :)

Infant Bibliophile

Tuesday 5th of October 2010

Great idea! I always find it hard to cut up books, but we've been gifted with some library discards in rough shape that would be perfect, especially when we have both a clean copy and a beat up copy (so that they could play with the puppets while we read). [Ack, I think that is the first time I referred to plans to read to my kids in the plural. Next baby due soon.] :)


Tuesday 5th of October 2010

oo what a great idea! I will have to do that with the next book!

Jen @ lil Mop Top

Tuesday 5th of October 2010

Great idea! John tears his books up all the time so I am glad to find a way to reuse them!