Accordion Critters

accordion critter folding puppet

Round up your favorite animal friends for a puppet show! The Accordion Critters are intended to focus students on folding accordion-style to exercise their fine motor skills.

The super-cute animal designs are enough to make a fuss about! That’s why we’ve made 12 different designs–a whole lot of animals for your students to choose from.

accordion critter folding puppet

Apart from learning about the different animals, kids can create their unique animal legs by either braiding, folding or curling the strips provided in the pack. Mix and match the different colors too!

accordion critter folding puppet

Our art campers designed some of their own Accordion Critters using the provided paper lengths! This camper is folding the strips back and forth to create that accordion look.

accordion critter folding puppet

She unfolded the strips to see how the legs would look like.

accordion critter folding puppet

She attached the legs on with a bit of tape. Other animals such as the frog or snake can use the paper strips as tongues.

accordion critter folding puppet

Almost finished! Now all we need to do is add on some string to hang the Accordion Critter for a puppet show!

accordion critter folding puppet

Here’s how one of our campers turned her critter into a puppet!

accordion critter folding puppet

Unfortunatley, our puppet show got blown over by the wind, but we did manage to hang the critters from the bushes in our garden.

accordion critter folding puppet

So cute!

You can extend the puppet activities to include some of the projects below!

• Make your own personal puppet theatre and characters for individual student demonstrations!

• Simplify your puppet projects with a teacher finger-puppet glove you can use for storytime!


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