This Fly Guy puppet may be used as a fun activity for the children to complete after reading any of the Fly Guy books. Instruct the children to color all of the pieces before they cut them out. The wings can be colored a combination of pink, green, purple, red, or blue. Let the students use their imaginations! If the students want to glue Fly Guy's arms and hands in an upward position, then they should turn them over and color on the back of them. Some of my students colored Fly Guy's nose a different shade of brown than the shade of brown that was used for the body. Then glue the antennae to the back of the eyes. Glue this piece down on the bottom flap of the bag. Glue the wings, arms, and legs to the back of the body. Then slide the body all the way up to the crease underneath the eye flap. Glue down.
The students may use this puppet to retell a Fly Guy story or to tell their favorite parts of a Fly Guy story.
You may also use the Fly Guy pattern to make a hanging art display. Color all of the Fly Guy pieces as stated above. Glue antennae to the back of the eyes. Then glue the eyes to the body. You will need to slide the eyes quite a ways down the body--the tops of the eyes should end up just a bit above the top of the body. (All the black body markings will be covered up.) Then the students may glue on the wings, arms/hands, and feet. Then glue Fly Guy on a piece of colorful construction paper. Flip the paper over and glue 1 by 12 inch pieces of tissue paper on the bottom edge. Then complete a writing project such as a letter to Fly Guy. Glue this writing project on the back.
To make a windsock, complete Fly Guy as stated above for the hanging art piece. Then glue Fly Guy in the middle of a 12 by 18 inch piece of construction paper, but do not glue his wings down! (When the paper is rolled into a cylinder shape, his wings will pop out!) Turn the paper over and glue 1 by 12 inch strips of colorful tissue paper on the bottom edge. Then make a cylinder shape and staple together. Cut a piece of yarn and knot both ends. Staple the knotted ends to each side of the top of the cylinder.
If the students are writing their own Fly Guy book, you may use this pattern to decorate the front cover.
I hope you have fun using this Fly Guy pattern in any way that you wish!
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