Remember when your children were playing peek a boo when they were a little baby and how fun it was to watch them. Me and my boys tried to create the same delightful moment in this adorable peek a boo craft. A baby plays peek a boo with his blanket here. When you push the toy up, the baby will hide behind the blanket and the baby will look out of his blanket when you will pull the toy down. All you need for this craft is some paper, straws and a skewer.
Materials for Peek a Boo Paper Craft
- Card stock or some stiff paper.
- 1 Straw
- 1 thin stick/skewer/chopstick which can go through the straw.
- Colored pencils or crayons
- Tape, ruler and scissor
Instructions to build the paper toy
Print the template or draw it on a piece of thick paper or card stock and color it. Download the Peek a Boo Template
Next, using a ruler, fold the paper at the dotted lines as shown in the picture. At the chin of the baby, fold the paper towards the front side.
Fold the paper to the back side at the shoulder of the baby.
Now, try moving the paper and you would see a Z-fold from the side. This Z-fold technique would help in the upward and downward movement of the blanket.
Once satisfied with the movement of the baby’s face, you can cut the outlines of the template.
Cut a small piece from the straw and tape it on the backside of the blanket. Straighten out the Z-fold and slide a stick through the straw and tape one end of the stick to the backside of the baby’s head.
The toy is now ready to play. Hold the toy with one hand and move the stick up-down. This dynamic paper puppet would pull and push the paper blanket as if playing peek a boo and definitely would take you down the memory lane.
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Happy Crafting !