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Humpty Dumpty Craft Stick Puppet

Remember my "Five Little Pumpkins" and "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary" craft stick puppets? Now it's time for you to see the last side of that same box! This one is reserved for the tale of everyone's favorite ill-fated egg dude, Humpty Dumpty. I couldn't find an open source clip-art version of Mr. Dumpty that I liked, so I drew one in Microsoft Paint. I'm sharing it as a PDF for library, home, and classroom use.

Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. 
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. 
And all the King's horses, and all the King's men, 
Couldn't put Humpty together again. 

Like the other two, this puppet was inspired by Nancy Renfro's Storytelling with Puppets. There are two puppets: broken and intact Humptys. When Humpty falls, I hold the broken puppet in my hand. To show Humpty broken, I cut out a seperate image of him and cut it into 3 pieces. I slide that stick puppet through the bottom of the box, like so:

The brick wall is red felt with lines drawn with permanent marker. It is hot-glued to the box. 

Comments

  1. Very cute! I love that your box prop is so versatile!

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  2. Love this! Thinking if I can use it for my letter "H" storytime this week!

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  3. Love this box idea (how did I miss these posts?! I blame my reader for being wonky). How do you operate it? Really hope that's not a dumb question but in the pumpkins one (thanks for the link, btw!) it shows them on the fence already and in this picture I see they're not on the fence. But there doesn't appear to be any way to attach them. Do you just hold them up one by one and keep them held there with one hand while you add another with the other hand?
    Thanks!

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