Astronaut and Alien Craft Stick Puppets

Lesson #3099

Create fun craft stick puppets for dramatic play.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Create easy-to-create craft stick puppets for classroom plays and holiday fun. Develop oral skills and build self-esteem as students portray characters with enthusiasm and confidence.

Assemble craft stick puppets to supplement storytelling or science fun.

A10977-Sizzix Bigz Die - Space Friends

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue, Craft Sticks, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Space Friends using multiple colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Leave one color whole. Add highlights with additional layers cut from other colors and adhere to the whole shape.
  3. Highlight the Space Friends with colored pencils or crayons.
  4. Adhere the finished Friends to craft sticks (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Theater

K-4 Standard 2: Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations

  • Students imagine and clearly describe characters, their relationships and their environments.
  • Students use variations of locomotor and nonlocomotor movement and vocal pitch, tempo and tone for different characters.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

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