Abe Lincoln and George Washington Spoon Puppets


Spoon puppets are an old craft that never really gets old. They are cheap and easy to make with just a little paint or some markers. They’re fun for kids to play with—and, with the right eclectic décor, they look great on display in a vase. Give an old craft a new spin with some patriotic puppets, complete with cereal box theater, this Fourth of July.


Wooden spoons are easily found at the dollar store, Ikea, or even thrift stores. Who you paint on your spoon is completely up to you.  I used paint and markers to create iconic figures like Abe Lincoln and George Washington. Feel free to add washi tape, yarn, or fabric scraps down the handle of the spoon for added pizazz.


For a super simple spoon puppet theatre (I call it the Ford-a-fied Cereal Theatre.  Get it like Ford Theatre) use a cereal box, paint and craft knife.


After the show stick these babies in a vase on the mantle to wait for their encore.  Check out more spoon puppet fun below and pop over to BlogHer for the original post.

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