Our Own Picture Puppets

Our Own Picture Puppets lesson plan

  • 1.

    Ask families to provide current pictures of children's faces for an art project. With digital equipment, economically capture several expressions.

  • 2.

    Talk with children as they work about art elements (line, shape, form, color, texture) they incorporate in their puppets.

  • 4.

    Measure two matching rectangles of poster board that are a little larger than your picture. Mark lines with Crayola® Washable Markers. Cut rectangles with Crayola® Scissors.

  • 5.

    On one rectangle, attach your photo with Crayola® School Glue.

  • 6.

    On the other one, write your name with markers.

  • 7.

    Make your name really fanciful with Crayola® Glitter Glue. Create a sparkly frame around your photo, too. Dry overnight.

  • 8.

    Glue a wide craft stick between the two rectangles, with your picture and name facing out. Dry overnight.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Stories
  • Talking
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Large Motor
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Making Friends
  • Social & Emotional: Pretend Play
  • Social & Emotional: Understanding Feelings
  • Thinking: Creating