Today’s kid friendly craft post is titled Spoon Ant Puppet. It’s super clever and straight to the point. My intention is that you recreate it with your child AND THEN have some fun pretend puppet play in the living room afterwards!
And why do I call it Wooden Spoon Ant Puppet? Well… because our new ant friend is made out of inexpensive wooden spoons! Again, clever. Right? I promise I will come up with more creative names for our crafts in the future. Until then, bare with me as I navigate through this life as a blogger!
Keep scrolling to see what you need to make your own Spoony Ant Friend with your child today!
Spoon Ant Puppet Craft Supplies:
* Wooden or Plastic Spoons – one per ant puppet
* Black Craft Paint
* Foam Paint Brush
* Small Paper Plate
* Small Wiggle Eyes
* Low Temp Hot Glue Gun
* Black Pipe Cleaners – three per any puppet
Originally this tutorial was inspired by a library story time event we went to recently.
The way they did the craft was a little different than what we recreated at home. At the library, they used plastic spoons that were already black. But since I didn’t have the desire to go buy a pack of black spoons, I decided just to paint the wooden spoons we already had on hand, black. Plus it added another crafty step that kept us busy in the process.
So if you want to skip the painting, may I suggest you pick up some black plastic spoons at your local Dollar Tree store :-)
* First things first, you will want to paint your spoon completely black. Simply squirt some paint on a small paper plate and hand over the spoon.
* When done painting, set it aside to let it dry completely.
* Once dry, give your ant the power to see. Using the hot glue gun, glue some wiggle eyes on, on the larger portion of the spoon.
* As for your final step, you are going to take your three pipe cleaners & wrap them around the center handle portion of the ant. Use your hands to bend them to make them look like legs.
* Now play with and display your ant friend made from a spoon proudly for ALL to see!
And that’s it! Super simple, right? You could also do this craft in red, for red ants instead!
I hope our quick post inspired you today. Make sure if you recreate this fine craft idea, you share pictures with us! I love seeing those images and you can find us on Facebook or Instagram these days!
Pair this crafty idea with our Thumbprint Picnic Ants tutorial!