I will tell basically anyone who will listen that I’m extremely lucky to have creative kids who love crafting just as much as I do. The crafts that usually go over the best in my house, however, are the kind that they can have fun making while they’re in the crafting process and have fun playing with afterwards too! That’s why I’m always trying to come up with cute ways to help them make dolls, puppets, toys, dress up pieces, and anything else that they might have fun with once they’re done the finished product. I was cleaning out our crafting drawers lately and came cross some brightly coloured napkins I’d forgotten about and an old package of pipe cleaners, and I was struck with a simple idea for making easy but super cute and posable dancing napkin puppets!
Luckily, the puppets were such a hit that we ended up making several of them together, so I had plenty of opportunity to document our crafting process, just in case other DIY enthusiasts like the idea and want to try it out as well! Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Yellow napkins
- Light brown pipe cleaner
- A crafting pom pom
- A glue stick
- Light pink ribbon
Use your pink ribbon to make a bow! Curl one end inwards to make a small loop until it crosses back over itself with a little bit of excess like a ribbon’s end. Apply glue where the end of the ribbon crosses over the rest of itself and stick it into place. Loop the other side inwards too to make a second loop and cross the ribbon over in the same spot as the first end, sticking it down in the middle as well. Trim the ends to the same length; I cut mine on an angle so the ribbon wouldn’t fray. You now have a bow! Set it aside for the moment.