Meet Lenny the Longneck. My kids and I had a blast making these cute little lunch bag puppets, then they put on a show for my husband and me.
Thanks to Texas Parks and Wildlife for the idea and tutorial on their web site. I may or may not have needed the tutorial, but it’s a nice place to start. Because what we sometimes need is a little inspiration. Inspiration to turn off the tv, or quit folding the laundry, sit down with your children and make something….
I gathered paper lunch bags, construction paper, glue sticks, crayons and scissors. You could use hot glue or liquid glue, but with a 3 year old I “stuck” with the glue sticks. I also used regular scissors and the ones that make jagged edges for different looks for the dinosaurs.
I purchased both the white and the brown paper lunch bags, but we only used the white.
For this T-Rex puppet, my son colored the the bag green, then cut out the head and lower jaw shapes. He used the jagged scissors to create a scaley look.
This one was my little guys, and his sister helped on the face.
My daughter cut out horns for her Stegosaurus puppet. She also added a tail to him.
This is my daughter’s Brachiosaurus. She added a pencil on the back for support, and then taped it down using left over masking tape from when we painted her room.
My son balled up a piece of black construction paper for their show, End of the Dinosaur Days. I probably should have labeled this with a Spoiler Alert! You can probably guess how it ends.
I added a tree branch to my long necked dinosaur, using construction paper.
Here is a close up of my tree branch, because I thought it was really cute.
My daughter added some red and orange construction paper flames to a mountain they already had for the volcano scene of their puppet show.
During the show, my daughter’s Brachiosaurus with the engineered neck support. I’m glad I kept my mouth shut, because I really didn’t think it would work.