Post written by Lea Mikkelsen, Early Childhood Coordinator.
Daily Discovery: Storytime in the Home – The Prairie That Nature Built Black-Footed Ferret Puppet
Follow along with FCMoD’s live stream Storytime in the Home: The Prairie That Nature Built. Then work together with an adult to make this Black-Footed Ferret puppet! Black-Footed Ferrets (BFFs) are an endangered species and an important part of the prairie ecosystem. You can learn more about them here!
- A popsicle stick
- Black or green beads
- Craft paper (White, Black, Pink, Green)
- Place all your supplies on a clear surface with plenty of room to create.
- Ask an adult to help you find some pictures of BFFs on the internet for inspiration!
- Use a pencil to draw the shape of your BFFs head and ears on the white paper then cut it out. (This one is about 2 ½ inches from ear to ear and 1 ¾ inches from top of ears to chin.)
- Cut out a mask (an upside down U shape) and a nose (a rounded triangle shape with the point down) from the black paper and glue them down.
- Use the pink paper to cut out ears (half circles) and a small pointy mouth (a very small flat triangle) and glue them down.
- Use black or green beads for eyes. A BFF’s eyes appear green at nighttime.
- Glue your BFF to the popsicle stick.
- Cut out a round burrow for your BFF to live in! Make a small slit in the burrow to let your puppet pop in and out. Decorate your burrow with grass or other prairie features. Have fun!