Did you know these adorably round Super Simple characters are called The Roundabouts? It’s true! They are perfect circles, so they can really roll if they want to. With this craft, we’re celebrating the Super Simple song “The Roly Poly Roll” and having fun playing along with the song, too.
You can make these rolling puppets for your class or homeschool, or you can practice cutting and tying knots with your students as they make their own. So if you’re ready to roll, let’s get started!
Things you’ll need
- Printable resource sheet
- Thick printer paper
- Thick yarn
- Large beads
- Hot glue gun
- Paper straws
Cut out the three Roundabouts.
Cut two paper straws in half.
Make the handle! Using a hot glue gun, glue the straw to the center of the back of each paper cutout.
Make the arms and legs! For each Roundabout, cut two lengths of yarn about 10 inches. Tie a double knot at one end of each length.
Add a piece of tape to the opposite end to form a point. This will help feed the yarn through the bead.
Feed the first bead through a piece of yarn and pull it over the knot so it’s snug. Trim the excess yarn. Line up the yarn legs to the back of the roundabout to check the placement of the second knot. Tie a double knot for the second bead for the hand or foot. Feed the bead through and trim the excess length.
Tape the arms and legs in place.
Now you’re ready to roll, roll, roll along with the Roundabouts song “The Roly Poly Roll“!
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