Yesterday we used ice-cream sticks to make puppets for the Gruffalo book. Basically i used paper plates and drew characters from the story onto the plates (used them since i had a few lying around and they were nice and stiff). So, I drew a mouse, a fox, an owl, a snake ..and of course, the gruffalo. Then i cut out the characters and gave the twins crayons and let them color them as they chose (not very true to the book because Sid insisted on having a blue gruffalo). Then they used glue to stick the ice cream sticks on the back and we were all set to enact the book. It started off well…Nish decided to be the mouse and Sid wanted to be the other animals…But then they got carried away and soon the fox was chasing the mouse all over the apartment while baby Amu made off with the gruffalo firmly held in one hand then the snake in his mouth.
Will come back to it again tomorrow i guess and see if we can actually enact the story. Also, it might be fun to make something similar using magnetic strips instead of the ice -cream stick. They can use it on my cookie tray or on their easel which is also magnetic. Will try to take some pics tomorrow.