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Publisher's Costumes you can use.
D.I.Y. 'SPLASH' Puppet Mascot
Summer Reading 2010
How To Make A Splash In A Hurry
It's easy to open the tap to a flood of creativity using the stuff that is churning around in your craft closets and bins – all you need is an appropriate mascot to direct the flow.
Just follow the pattern and with a little sewing, some scraps of felt, a couple of wiggly eyes you will have created your summer reader greeter "Splash."
Splash will be on hand to preside over (and tie together) all sorts of new or recycled programs. And you can always end with a splash on each child's head – a simple tap as they leave the day's event.
Download the 'Big Hand' pattern, (paw.pdf – 45KB) add eyes, green splashy eye-lashes, and a white mouth as shown in the photo, and you are ready to "SPLASH." (The eyes are 25 mm – I got mine from Joann's) You can get a pattern for the eyelashes and cheek drops along with a printable photo of Splash from eyedrop.pdf (421KB)
Please share your photos of your 'Splash' puppets at – we will put up a picture gallery.
Have A Nice Shark Sandwich
Download and print these canned shark labels, replace the regular label on salt container or other cyllinder, and enjoy this new prop for the story of the "Three Little Fishes" found in PuppetTales. Get the PuppetTales issue or download only the label page – 3_fishes_100808_Page7.pdf – (652KB)
Buggy ideas here.
Make your StoryTime resound with the rumble of thunder and the beat of rain with this neat "Thunder Tube" and "Rain Stick." Then stir up a Summer Storm and make a splash with these three great books.