Hummingbird Puppets

Make pom-pom puppets and tissue-paper flowers to act out this poem about hummingbirds.

What you need

  • 2 large pom-poms
  • 2 googly eyes
  • toothpick
  • foil muffin cup
  • felt
  • glue
  • scissors

What you do

  1. Glue two pom-poms together.
  2. Cut a toothpick in half. Glue onto one pom-pom along with two googly eyes.
  3. Cut three triangles out of the muffin cup. Glue them onto the pom-poms to make the hummingbird’s wings and tail. (See photos.)
  4. Cut a strip of felt that will fit around your finger. Glue the ends together to make a ring. Glue the ring to the bottom of the hummingbird.

Tiny Hummingbird Poem

Look in your garden
And you just might spy
A hummingbird flash
As it quickly flies by.

Watch the small bird
Putting on a great show—
Moving this way and that,
Always on the go.

When it find flowers
So bright and so fair,
It sips sweet nectar
While still in the air.




Tissue paper bouquetWhat you need

  • pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • tissue paper (various colors)
  • vase

What you do

  1. Cut the tissue paper in 4″ x 6″ rectangles.
  2. Stack five pieces of different colored tissue paper together. Working from the short side, fold the tissue paper accordion style, using 1/2″ folds.
  3. Wrap one end of a pipe cleaner around the middle of the pleated tissue paper. Pull the two edges of the tissue paper together to form a circle. Gently separate each layer, pulling toward the middle of the flower.