This week’s First Chapters book is Beezus and Ramona, the first in the Ramona Quimby series by Beverly Cleary. To listen, please call 330-259-3394. If you enjoy this first chapter, you can read the rest of the book and the others in the series by requesting the book for Curbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399. Or you can download the books instantly from Hoopla.
Our Take and Make craft to go along with the Ramona Quimby series, is a paper bag owl puppet. In Ramona and Her Mother, Ramona makes a paper bag owl for Parents’ Night at school.
You can request your Make and Take craft through Curbside Pickup by calling 330-259-3399.
Take and Make Craft: Paper Bag Owl Puppet
Supplies in the Make and Take kit:
- Owl Template Pieces
- Brown Paper Bag
Supplies Needed From Home:
- Crayons or Markers
Step 1: Color all your owl pieces and cut them out.
Step 2: Lay out your paper bag so that the flap (what is the bottom of the bag when it is open) is facing up.
Step 3: Glue the large triangle to the top to form the head
Step 4: Glue the eyes on top of the triangle
Step 5: Glue the small triangle under the eyes for the beak – be careful not to glue the flap down. If you want this to be a puppet, you need to be able to open and close the flap.
Step 6: Lift up the flap and glue the second small triangle directly underneath the first triangle
Step 7: Open up the crease on the side of the bag and glue the wings inside.
Step 8: Glue the large oval onto the middle of the bag and glue the feet to the bottom.
Step 9: Turn the bag over and glue the tail onto the back of the bag.
You are now ready to play with your owl puppet! Join us every Monday for a new First Chapters story and craft!