Buzz, my 8 year old son who also happens to have autism, never sits still except for 2 occasions. He will calm down if he’s playing on the tablet or if he’s drawing at the table. He can sit for hours and draw and make his pictures just right. The ability this boy possesses amazes me, too.
Like these Stick Puppets made from skewers. This is completely my son’s idea through and through. It’s a great idea, however, and Buzz is such a creative guy that I had to share.
If you have kids who like to draw and color or make characters, then this is an easy way to turn those illustrations into puppets. It’s also a good way to work on mastering scissors for the younger set.
- crayons, markers, pencil – whatever you want to use to make your characters
- wooden skewers
First, draw and color your characters. My son made the Chuck E. Cheese mouse and a chef, though he also made a star so be creative. Once your characters are made, begin cutting out. Tape the back of your cut-out characters to the top pointy-end of a skewer. Buzz taped his twice for extra security.
All that’s left now is to put on a puppet show!