Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
These dancing palm puppets originated in India using palm leaves and sticks. You may want to design yours with tradition in mind, or draw a completely different puppet--the dancing and twirling will be the same!
What You'll Need
How We Did It
I took pointed scissors, and poked through holes at the shoulders and hips, and made holes at the tops of the arms and legs. The children assembled the rest of the body with the brads...
It's finished! Now for the surprise. We started with the limbs hanging down straight (making sure the limbs were able to move; we needed to trim the tops and corners of the legs to allow for the straw), and holding the straw between their palms, Maddie and Trev rubbed the straw back and forth quickly...