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Create with Camp Beaumont: Toilet Roll Puppets!

Recycle old toilet paper rolls to create homemade puppets you can use in an interactive storytime or create your own puppet show!

What you’ll need…

  • Toilet paper rolls or kitchen rolls
  • Craft paint
  • Felt tip pens
  • PVA Glue
  • Coloured paper

Optional…

  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
Create with Camp Beaumont: Toilet paper roll finger puppets

Step 1: Pick your characters

Decide what kind of puppets you would like to create. Will they be animals, princesses, dragons?

TIP: use your favourite book to inspire your puppets. These could be used in interactive storytelling!

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Step 2: Paint or cover with card to create their faces and bodies

Use craft paint with paintbrushes or stick-on coloured paper to decorate the body. Don’t forget to remember to allow the paint or glue to dry before moving onto the next step!

REMEMBER: Paint and glue can get very messy, so make sure you have laid newspaper or something similar to protect getting a mess on the surface! Ask a grown-up to help you out when painting or sticking. 

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Step 3: Add detail

After the paint or glue has dried, add some detail with your felt tip pens. Add some eyes, nose and other characteristics to bring your puppets to life!

TIP: If you are creating an animal, fold down the top of the roll to create ears!

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Step 4: Craft some extra features

Once you have created a face and body for your puppets, add any additional detail with your coloured paper and other craft materials!

REMEMBER: ask an adult to help you cut out!

TIP: Pipe cleaners make great hair!

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Don't forget to share your creations with us by using our hashtag #CreatewithCampBeaumont - you may even have your artwork shared on our Instagram page @campbeaumont_daycamps