Pick gourds fresh from a garden or find them in markets during the fall and winter to make unique gourd puppets.
Pick out a funny-shaped gourd and paint a self-portrait or a silly face on it. Now put on a gourd puppet show!
What You'll Need:
- Small gourds
- Fabric scraps
How To Make a Gourd Finger Puppet:
Step 1: Using the long, curved top of the gourd as the nose, paint on features for a face.
Step 2: Cut a hole in the bottom of the puppet's "head" and scoop out the contents with a spoon.
Step 3: Allow the gourd to dry, then use your finger as the puppet's neck.
How To Make a Gourd Hand Puppet:
Step 1: Turn the gourd upside-down, and use the long, curved part as the neck.
Step 2: Paint a funny face on the "head" adding plenty of features.
Step 3: Sew clothes for your puppet from fabric scraps.
Now it's time for the show!
On the next page, find out how to make a puppet using a brown paper lunch bag.