To accompany our newest book, Madame Poulet and Monsieur Roach, Marita Gentry (illustrator) and I have created printable puppets you can use to enhance story time! Here is the link where you can print the puppets – http://www.storyconnection.net/?content=madamePoulet. The puppets came out so cute. Here are the instructions.
Madame Poulet chicken puppet
Madame Poulet puppet pattern
Small paper plate
Jumbo craft stick
Construction paper in four colors
Cut Madame Poulet from the pattern provided. Don’t forget her feet. Trace a child or adult’s hand on four different colored sheets of construction paper. Cut out the hands. Glue the chicken to the paper plate. Glue the jumbo craft stick to the back of the paper plate (bottom of the chicken). Glue the chicken feet to the bottom of the chicken. Position hands behind the chicken’s head and attach with glue, creating feathers. Done!
Monsieur Roach & Friends Puppets
Monsieur Roach & Friends puppet pattern
Black glove (you may use any inexpensive dark glove – gardening gloves work well)
Chenille sticks in blue, red, orange, yellow and green (2 sticks each color)
Print out the roaches on card stock. Cut out the roaches. Punch holes where the dots indicate on each roach, being careful not to get too close to the edge of the roach. Create antennae, arms and legs, threading the chenille through the holes. Curl antennae by wrapping the chenille around your finger or a pencil. Hot glue roaches to the glove. The largest roach, Monsieur Roach, is blue and brown and should be glued to the thumb of the glove.
Alternatively, you may also glue each of the roaches to small craft sticks so that the roaches could be played by multiple children or adults.
Find the puppet script here!
Watch the book trailer here!
As Monsieur Roach says, “Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll!”
Until next time…