Olivia received a really cute Marionette kit for her birthday. It required putting it together and decorating it using stickers, bling and more. Mason was just as into it as she was. He kept asking, do they have a boy one mom? I really want one! And after she was built they kept taking turns and inevitably arguing whose turn it was.
As I was getting out some pasta for dinner the next night I pulled out my rigatoni and realized, HEY! This would be perfect for making a marionette! So of course, I called Mason and we set to work.
We didn't have a plan but just set to work. Once we got started I realized I needed a way to make a body, so I used a toilet paper roll and cut a slit down the back so I could make it more of a triangular shape and then glued it shut with hot glue. We used a large wood bead for the head and Mason drew on a face and I glued on some yarn for hair. I had some wood discs we used for hands and feet and popsicle sticks were used for the controls.
We didn't have a ton of time for decorating and he really wanted it finished so he could get some playtime in with it before bed, but for a first try I think he's pretty sweet. I'm thinking we might dye the rigatoni the next go around and maybe mod podge some scrapbook paper around the body for some added color.
See that smiling face? That's what this creation is all about!
Their favorite way to play with the marionettes? Singing in high voices and making them dance... and then breaking down into giggles. It warms a moms heart for sure!