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Spoon puppet

It’s easy to make this kooky puppet from a wooden spoon and a few Resene Testpots.

Spoon puppet - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 48

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Artists’ paintbrushes, Blue sequins, Cardboard, Pencil, PVA glue, Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene Testpots in the following colours: Resene Bright Red and Resene Tuft Bush, Scissors, Yellow wool

Top tip: Keep your puppet flat while the PVA glue is drying – otherwise her eyes and hair may slip off!

Here's another idea: These two puppets were made using testpots of Resene Curious Blue, Resene Wham, Resene West Side and Resene Havoc. They were then decorated with coloured feathers and paua shell.

Wooden spoon puppet
Spoon puppet

Wooden spoon puppet
Another idea
: Feathers and paua shell

Step 1
Step one
Draw the puppet’s body, arms and hands on a piece of cardboard and carefully cut it out with scissors (you might need to have a grown-up help with this bit).
Step 2
Step two
Paint the spoon and cardboard body with one coat of Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat and allow to dry for one hour.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the spoon and hands with two coats of Resene Tuft Bush and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the dress with two coats of Resene Bright Red and allow two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Cut some lengths of yellow wool with the scissors (again, you might need to have a grown-up help with this bit), and fix to the head of the spoon with PVA glue.
Step 6
Step six
Glue two blue sequins in place to make the eyes, and paint in a smiley mouth with Resene Bright Red, and leave for two hours to dry.

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