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By Sally Grayearly years teacher and writer

Original article published 8 December 2008

Create some fantastic resources from a range of recyclable materials

child doing crafts

1 It’s a puppet

Make a selection of animal puppets

Expressive arts and design

Exploring and using media and materials

Early learning goal: children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

What you need

Group size: small group.

Home-made puppets; clean socks; felt scraps; buttons; cardboard tubes; felt-tipped pens; card; doweling rods; collage materials; glue; sticky tape; scissors; your ‘Animal heads’ activity sheet.

What to do

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