Craft and Design 1: Craft puppets

Using a polystyrene ball, a selection of paints, card, dowel rods and grey felt, children make a puppet mouse inspired by the book ‘The Dark at the Top of the Stairs’ by Sam McBratney

Learning Objectives

  • Using a variety of materials to make a puppet figure in three dimensions using craft materials

  • Making the various parts of my puppet to the correct proportions

  • Taking care to ensure my puppet is finished to a high standard

  • Securing any of my puppet pieces that are loose

Teacher Video: Craft puppets

Pupil Video: Craft puppets


Mouse Puppet Diagram
Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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