To make your own, start with a paper bag. The head and clothes are cut from colored paper. Add googly eyes, and a pom pom ball beard. I didn't use cotton balls because I didn't want him to look like St. Nicholas. I made his bishop's hat out of a heart shaped doily with the top cut off, and embellished it with some gold colored paper. I used another heart shaped doily on his body, and added a pipe cleaner for his bishop's staff. "St. Valentine" was written with glue and then sprinkled with red glitter. (See the nun puppets for a picture of an unassembled saint puppet.).
Here's the one Lydia made:
She really wanted her bishop's staff to be a candy cane (guess all that drilling it into her head at Christmas that a candy cane is a shepherd's staff really stuck) but it wouldn't stick with glue so we had to tape it on.
I wish I had a St. Valentine holy card to glue in the middle of the heart. I think that would be really cute! A prayer of St. Valentine would be equally awesome, but my printer is out of commission right now. :-/ I hope you guys are enjoying these paper bag saint puppets as much as we are!
You can find more Saint Valentine crafts in some of my previous posts. His feast day is just around the corner! :-)
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