Are your kids fans of Dr Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat? Who can resist the antics of that cheeky cat and his side kicks Thing One and Thing Two! These Thing 1 and Thing 2 Popsicle Stick Puppets are super quick and easy to make and loads of fun to use as props when you read the Dr Seuss classic. Kids can have a blast using the puppets to retell the story themselves and invent lots of new adventures and tricks too!
If your kids love puppets and imaginative play you might like these simple puppet crafts while you’re here too. Just click on each photo to go straight to the instructions. Scroll on down to see how to make your own Thing One and Thing Two Puppets.
Thing 1 and Thing 2 Popsicle Stick Puppets Tutorial
Supplies To Make Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets
- Red Popsicle Sticks
- White Acrylic Paint
- Blue Craft Foam
- Black Sharpie
How To Make Popsicle Stick Thing 1 and Thing 2 Puppets
1 – Thing 1 and Thing 2 have wild blue hair which is easy to make by drawing a zig zig shape onto craft foam with a pen or pencil.
2 – Draw and cut out two crazy blue foam hair shapes one for each of your Dr Suess puppets.
3 – Using acrylic paint we gave our Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets a white face at the top of the red popsicle stick and a white circle in the middle area. Depending on the quality of your paint you might need two layers to cover the red.
4 – When your white paint is completely dry you can draw a face and number onto each puppet with a black Sharpie pen.
5 – Finish off your Thing 1 and Thing 2 puppets by gluing on their wild blue hair behind their faces.
Don’t they look cheeky and fun? What kind of antics will your Thing 1 and thing 2 puppets get up to? We love hearing from you, leave a comment below, come and chat on Facebook or sign up to our email updates
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