Even a very young child can make this adorable stick puppet of Queen Esther!
- Paint the lima bean “head”. Glue it to a craft stick. Add yarn hair and facial features.
- Cut a 6” (15 cm) circle of fabric or paper for the dress.
- If you are making an angel cut a 4” (10 cm) circle of fabric or paper for the wings. Fold it in half.
- Find the centre point of the “dress” by folding the larger circle in half and then in quarters.
- Make a tiny snip at this point, just enough to slide the craft stick through. Glue the dress in place at the neckline. Re-fold dress at the sides according to the photo. Glue down.
- To make an angel, glue the wings to the centre-back of the dress.
- To make Queen Esther, add a paper crown and decorate her dress: Ditali pasta, painted a bright blue, is the trim on the dress! Children will have fun designing their very own version of Queen Esther’s crown!
MORDECAI’S DREAM: STORYTELLER GLOVE
- Copy the patterns on to card stock and cut out on a doubled layer of felt.
- Stuff the figures lightly with fiberfill.
- The figures can be sewed by hand or glued. Follow the photo for details.
- The figure of Mordecai is a finger puppet and is not glued to the glove.
- The other figures can be glued to the glove or adhered with Velcro so that they can be removed or added as needed to tell the story of Mordecai.
- Only one layer of “spikes” is cut out. This is placed between the two layers of the dragon.
Mordecai was given a horse and crown by King Xerxes (Esther 6:8)
TO MAKE THE HORSE:
Copy the pattern on card stock for the horse’s body and head. Paint and cut out.
- Glue the horse’s head to the body.
- Paint the clothespin “legs” and clip to the horse.
- Glue on yarn for the mane and a googly eye.
- Make a tail from a narrow strip of cardstock and add yarn for the tip of the tail.
TO MAKE THE PEG DOLL:
- Cut off 1.25″ (3 cm) from the bottom of the peg. Lightly sand the rough edges. Paint the doll.
- Cut out the pattern for the hair and crown and glue it on to the head according to the photograph.
- Add an eye with felt pen. Place the doll on the horse.
- To make the reins, glue on a length of yarn or embroidery floss to make it look as though Mordecai is holding on to them.