Fancy yourself some dinnertime theatre at the mud kitchen?
THEN LOOK NO FURTHER!
These Hosta Leaf Ghost Puppets are full of cuteness and personality! Head out to the garden and get clipping
WHAT YOU NEED:
things for embellishing (pom-poms, foam, felt, etc.)
HOW TO MAKE:
Collect hosta leaves (and sticks!) from the garden. Don’t worry, we won’t tell your household gardener
Paint the leaves white. We gave ours two coats!
Draw a face on your ghost using Sharpie markers.
Give your ghost some personality by adding accessories like bows, hats, buttons, or hairbows!
Tape a stick on the backside of your leaf to create a puppet!
I wasn’t kidding about dinner theatre! Get outside and host a puppet show, kids!
What is your puppet’s name?
Describe your puppet’s personality!
What will your puppet’s voice sound like?
What other ways could we use hosta leaves?
What other materials could we use to make puppets?
THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:
Identifying hosta leaves and choosing some for art-making
Finding sticks in backyard or on nature walk
Applying paint over leaf’s surface
Creativity with facial features and accessories
Engaging in conversation starters
We hope you have lots of not-too-spooky fun with your nature-made puppets! Remember to tag us @theartstadium so we can applaud your creations