Put on a puppet show with fun dowel puppets that kids will love to color!
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Cut each dowel into three equal lengths using a hand saw. Paint the dowels white.
Print out the puppet patterns. Cut the stencils out roughly, leaving space all around the animal. Don't worry about following the shape yet! Cut out twelve pieces of shelf liner approximately the same shape and size as the untrimmed stencils.
Glue the stencils to the non-sticky side of six pieces of shelf liner.
Once the glue is dry, cut the bottom edge of each puppet so it's flat. Color the puppets with colored markers.
Remove the backing from the colored puppets and adhere to the dowels. Then, remove the backing from the other trimmed pieces of paper and adhere to the back of each dowel puppet. The sticky sides should meet at the dowel. Trim any excess paper around the puppet.
Have the kids cut around the puppet outlines. Then they're ready to perform!