We started with
-some old curtains and tension rod I stole from the basement. (You could borrow your shower curtain for an afternoon!) We put this across the top of the doorway.
- an odd cast of piece of poly knit of some sort that I hemmed the edge of and sewed couple of loops on. We hammered a couple of nails in sides of the doorway and stretched this across. Sweet Pea insisted on this lower curtain. You know "so you can't see our bodies MOM!!)
- some scrap fleece, old socks, odds and ends from the scrap bucket, googly eyes, beads, yarn, etc.
I worked on the puppet theater and sewed a couple of quick mitten style puppets. I also glued mouths in the sock puppets and the kids did the rest.
Jojo was quite serious about using the glue gun. Yes he is two. Yes, I let him use the low temp glue gun. Yes, he did an awesome job and didn't burn himself or make a mess!
Puppets in action. You can't really tell but the yellow thing is car I cut out of corrugated plastic. It fits around the puppet's neck and makes them look like they are driving. The waves are corrugated plastic covered in blue paper. I glued a stick to the back for holding.
Holy cow, it was hard to take pics of the puppets. The kids kept moving them and making them drive and swim and crash their cars into the waves!! Quite the fun project for a chilly Sunday afternoon!