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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Star wars stick puppets

This was an easy, last minute weekend project. 

My kids are obsessed with Star Wars (but if you've been reading this blog long enough, you've figured this out on your own.)

They especially love the Lego Star Wars toys. You'd think the toys would be enough, but oh no, they obsessively hoard the boxes that the toys come in because of all the Star Wars action taking place. 

So, we have a lot of boxes. I've at least gotten them to compromise and let me either squash the boxes down into a two-D shape for easier storage or cut the panel off the box with the best picture. 

We had a problem when we dared to suggest it was time to get rid of the honkin huge Death Star box that once held over 2,000 pieces to assemble. (Keep in mind this was a Christmas present from last year). There were tears. There were protests. 

Then my husband came up with the genius idea of cutting out the photos of the figures and turning them into stick puppets!






We simply cut and then glued them to Popsicle sticks. Suddenly, they had new Star Wars toys!



And I had an excuse to whip out the paper puppet theater I'd been holding onto!

2 comments:

  1. Love this idea!!! We're doing this in the afternoon. We have so many Lego Star Wars boxes and the pile keeps growing. It's an obsession here too, Star Wars everywhere.

    This morning I made the mistake of telling my son that Angry Birds Star Wars is coming out next month. Now he keeps asking about it. I think the puppets will be a welcome distraction! Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. Feel free to pass along a photo, Linda, so I can post it!! Glad you liked the idea! I just ran out and bought more popsicle sticks as we had so many figures.

    I didn't know about the Angry Birds Star Wars....my boys will be over the moon!!! I wonder if I can hold out until the holidays!!

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