Valentine "Puppy Luv" Lacing Puppet Craft Kit
This is a really good project for a third grade class. I love the kind of craft that a kid can play with afterwards. I recommend taping the ends of the yarn so that threading the needle is made easier. I would also suggest doubling the knots as pre-made holes can be too big for a single knot. Elmer's Glue does a fine job with holding the pieces to the puppet.
February 27, 2010
Probably better for 4th graders
This is a nice project but definitely not suited for a young age group. My daughter is first grade and she had a lot of trouble lacing the yarn around the puppet. Also, the eyes did not want to stay on with regular glue. Craft glue worked better for the eyes. I had my daughter attempt this project prior to her party. Sure glad I did. I ended up lacing all the puppets and gluing the eyes on before the actual party. The 1st graders then just glued the other pieces on with elmers glue. The felt seemed to stick on okay with regular glue if allowed to dry thoroughly. In retrospect, I wish I would have just sewn the puppets around the edge instead of messing with the yarn. It took many hours to do 24 of these (takes longer than I thought it would!). I really did like how each puppet came in its own bag with all its own pieces. Also, extra pieces are included just in case.
March 7, 2014
Great for a classroom Valentine
My six year old daughter used this as her Valentine to hand out to her classmates. Her Valentine was warmly received and she was so proud of her creation!
December 1, 2011
It is a very cute craft and the children really enjoyed putting it together, however it was very difficult for the class. If you are going to use this craft make sure you allow enough time.
February 23, 2011
Great item for the price
This product is great for a group of kids. Item is packaged individually for easy to handle kits. These puppets are great for small childern 5 and up but adult supervision is still needed. Keep in mind small parts easily misplaced.
February 19, 2011
Kids liked it
It was ok. There were several missing black nose pieces, however there were lots of extra pink tongue pieces.... so we just some with pink noses instead. The kids didn't seem to care. They enjoyed having a puppet to play with as well.
February 18, 2010
I bought this for 3rd graders. It was very good. It was packaged flat and all the pieces were there. The needles were big and easy for the kids to use. The kids had a lot of fun. I also purchased the Zoo animal lacing kits which were awful. They were packaged in small bags so the felt was crumpled, the needles were small and pieces were missing. Buy the dog puppet for a big class!
December 31, 2009