The peg puppet has a kind of magic about it. You take a simple wooden clothes peg, glue some bits of paper to it, and the next thing you know, it’s taken on a life of its own.
Kids love these things!
So what better way to celebrate dinosaur week than by making our very own dino version?
What’s more, they’re easy enough for the most non-crafty mama to manage. No mess, no fuss – just colouring pencils and a dab of glue.
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Wooden clothes peg
– Dinosaur head template (I found mine here and printed it on lightweight card)
– Colouring pencils and scissors
– Craft glue
Here it is from the front. Closed:
This dino was soon snapping at anything nearby that looked a little tasty, particularly Mummy’s fingers.
Luckily the spacing of the jaws allows it to “bite” onto a finger without totally crushing and flattening those teeth! Handy, that!
Incidentally, squeezing a peg open is a great way to strengthen the muscles in your child’s hands – essential for pre-writing!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ll give this activity a go! Or why not try a different peg-puppet creature? A crocodile could be fun. Share your ideas in the comments!