These Sikh lollipop puppets are a super fun activity, really easy to make for the children, but might require a bit of preparation time for adult. Depending on your group and ages of children and also availability of helpers and/or adults during your sessions you might want to chose to cut everything out in advance or get adults to help you during the class. I’ve done this activity with my 3 & 5 year olds and I had to help them cutting finer detailed pieces. Although if your puppets are bigger it won’t be so hard – we had quite a small wooden lollipop puppets.
You can tie in this activity with different topics. For example these singh & singhnee lollipop puppets were made after a talk about 5 K’s. You can talk about Sikhi saroop, Bana, Dastaars/Keski, Vaisakhi and Khalsa. They could be used for a little puppet show afterwards.
For this activity you will need:
- Lollipop puppets (available on eBay, in your local crafts shops) – can be wooden, card, foam etc.
- Sticky foam sheets/foam sheets/felt/card
- pen/thin felt tip
- glue (optional depending on the material you’re using for details)
- googly eyes (optional)
- Cut out the shapes for 5 K’s, dastaar/turban/keski, clothes items. I’ve used self adhesive glitter foam sheets (a brilliant buy – seen in Tesco)
- Stick/glue the details on to the puppet.
- Add facial and any other small details with a pen. If you have them, you could use googly eyes.
Other resources that might fit with this activity: