Wooden Spoon Ballerina


Isn't our wooden spoon ballerina just lovely? She could be a prima ballerina, if you only have one wooden spoon, or you could make a whole ballet corps and put on your own puppet ballet!


You will need:

  • Wooden Spoon
  • Wool
  • Glue
  • Doilie
  • Sticky tape
  • Ribbon
  • Cream card
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Pink pen


Cut lengths of wool for the hair, and lay them together. Fold them in half. Now cut a short length of wool and tie it around the lengths to make a bun. The "free" ends of the wool will form the ballerina's fringe.

Wooden spoon ballerina - hair
Making the hair

Glue the wool to the spoon so the bun sits on the back of the head and the ends form the fringe (they may need trimming when the glue dries).

Make a small hole in the doilie and thread onto the spoon handle. Tape into place so it sticks out to form the tutu.

Making the tutu
Making the tutu

Cover one side of the ribbon with glue. Wrap the ribbon around the handle, covering the tape on the 'tutu' to hide it.

Cut a rectangle from card and cut the ends into curves. Glue to the back of the spoon to form the ballerina's arms.

Wooden spoon ballerina detail 2

Stick on the eyes and draw on her mouth and cheeks.


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