President's Day Popsicle Stick Puppets

Popsicle Stick Puppets for President's Day
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Get your kiddos excited about President's Day with these adorable popsicle stick puppets featured on Almost Unschoolers. The idea features two of our most influential presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. However, you could easily 'tweak' the look of the puppet to accommodate any president you happen to be learning about!

Materials You Will Need:

Supplies for President's Day Puppets
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Jumbo craft sticks

White construction paper

Blue tape

White doilies

Cotton balls

Red and Black markers

Scissors

Glue

George Washington Puppet

Have your students start their puppets by gluing a small piece of cotton ball to the top of the stick for 'hair' and then have them draw on the eyes and mouth with black and red marker, respectively. Friendly reminder, George Washington was not known to smile much!

Step 1 for George Washington Stick Puppet
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Next, have your students wrap blue tape around the stick to form a 'suit'.

Step 2 for George Washington Stick Puppet
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Then, cut a piece of blue tape long enough to form arms, cut the piece in half length-wise, and center the half piece across the back of the stick, making sure the sticky side is up (be sure to hold on to the remaining half piece). Form hands by sticking two white circles cut from construction paper to the end of each arm.

Step 3 for George Washington Stick Puppet
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Complete the puppet by sticking the remaining half of the blue tape across the top of the arms, sticky side down. And, finally, glue on a small triangular doily.

Step 4 for George Washington Stick Puppet
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To view the complete tutorial for an Abraham Lincoln puppet, with step-by-step assembling instuctions, be sure to stop by Almost Unschoolers!

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