I started by "borrowing" two wooden spoons out of the hubby's camping gear. Then I used barbie clothes to trace a template for the dress. I cut several strings of yarn to the length I wanted their hair to be, tied a knot in the center, and hot glued the knot onto the spoon. The rainbow hair I left straight, but the brown one I braided into pigtails. I added pearls to make buttons and a necklace, some googley eyes, and a hot pink fabric pout for the lips......simple and cute!
I had no idea how wildly popular they would be, until Emma woke up this morning. She noticed them immediately sitting on the counter and gasped. Then she said, "Oh Mommy, WHAT are these"? When I told her I had made them for her to play puppet theater with, I'm pretty sure she squealed with delight. She took them and ran back to her room to get started.
I had so much fun seeing the girls play with their new wooden spoon puppets and watching their creativity soar.