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T-Rex Box Puppet

Recycle those packing peanuts into this T-Rex box puppet or you can glue on screwed up balls of crepe paper or even uncooked macaroni for a toothy looking T-rex.


Paint and brushes
Egg carton
Cotton reel (or alternative)
Packing peanuts
White glue
Felt or coloured paper for tongue

Cardboard box




Select a long solid cardboard box that can be sealed closed at both ends. Paint box a suitable colour for a dinosaur. For extra effect, paint one side red (this will be the inside of the mouth).

Cut box in half along three sides and fold in half to form a box puppet.

Attach segments from an egg carton to form eyes, and a cotton reel to make a nose.

Glue packing peanuts around the mouth to form teeth. It's a good idea to let these dry before you embark on the finishing touches.

Glue on a felt or cardboard tongue.

Paint on some reptilian eyes and your box puppet will be ready to rampage!

This craft reprinted courtesy of Kids Craft Weekly.

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Dragon and Dinosaur Crafts, More Boys Crafts, Puppet Crafts

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