Things to make - Big mouth puppet
A sheet of paper can be folded to make what resembles a bird's head
with a large mouth that can be opened and closed.
Fold an 8 1/2 by eleven inch sheet of paper in half by bringing the top and bottom edges together and creasing. Then fold each half in half to make the shape shown in the sketch.
|Then fold each of the 4 corners as shown.|
|Fold down the corners as shown in this sketch.|
|Then fold the sides up.|
|Measure to find the center of the long edge. Tear or cut there to make a slit about 1/2 inch long in the edges of both layers. Fold the edges outward by creasing where the dotted line indicates.|
|Pull the shape apart at the slits.|
|Finally bring the pointed parts of the structure together to make a beak. Hold with the thumb and index finger at the places marked with arrows. Squeeze and open to make the mouth open and close.|
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