Ioan’s first sewing creation was this rabbit hand puppet. I tied the knots at the start and end, but the rest was all him. The best bit has been seeing him perform puppet shows with it alongside his other Easter crafts.


  • Hand puppet kit from Poundland


First, he threaded the needle.

After I’d tied the knot, he started stitching around one side of the body.

He made himself comfy as he settled down to do some stitching. He had to be careful to remember to stitch the two ears on as he went around the top of the rabbit’s head.

Once the glove puppet was stitched all the way round, I tied the knot in the end of the thread. He then stitched the rabbit’s tummy and moved on to glueing the eyes, nose and bow tie in place.

Since then he has been using his rabbit, alongside his lollipop stick puppets, to put on puppet shows.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Expressive arts and design

ELG 16 – Exploring and using media and materials:

Children safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques, experimenting with colour, design, texture, form and function.

ELG 17 – Being imaginative:

Children use what they have learnt about media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes. They represent their own ideas, thoughts and feelings through design and technology, art, music, dance, role-play and stories.