North Star 


North Star
Stick Puppets Activity

Looking for a fun way to brighten a rainy day, spice up a dull week, or celebrate the ending of a stellar school year? Then you've come to the right place!

two catsFableVision is happy to offer this free, North Star Stick Puppet Activity that brings to life The North Star book by New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish.)  Featuring printable puppet patterns illustrated by Peter, this activity was created exclusively by Maribeth Bush, founder of Can Do! the internationally-acclaimed “ability awareness” organization.

Gather some friends, create your North Star Stick Puppets by following the instructions below, and then put on your very own North Star Puppet Show! It's a great way to exercise your creative thinking and performing skills, while sharing The North Star story with others in your very own way.

Before you begin this activity, be sure to read the FREE on-line version of The North Star.  To learn more about the hardcover edition of The North Star book, click here.

Materials Needed: bird on sign

• Paper print-outs of The North Star Stick Puppet Patterns (see below)
• Popsicle or craft sticks (one for each puppet)
• Glue sticks or tape
• Colored markers or crayons
• Scissors (one pair for each person)

image of scissors cutting a paper puppet along the dashed lines

Step 1

Cut out the paper puppets, following the dashed lines.

image of a puppet cut out that's been colored

Step 2

Color the paper cut-outs with markers and/or crayons.

image of the back of a paper stick puppet

Step 3

Glue or tape a popsicle stick to the back of each puppet, making sure that half of the stick extends from the bottom of the puppet (this is how you will hold the puppet).

image of a finished North Star stick puppet boy


That's it! Now you're ready to start your very own North Star puppet show with a group of friends or classmates! Enjoy!

North Star Puppet Patterns
Click on each thumbnail below to view and print the puppet patterns

Please note that this artwork is provided free of charge for non-commercial use*.  To help us continue to offer these resources for free, we need your help!   We ask your help in spreading the word about mission to inspire creative, life-long learning journeys. 

Please invite your friends, family and colleagues to explore our media and educational product company as well as Peter H. Reynolds’ own site. Buying our products and books helps to support this and other free resources on our website – we appreciate your support!

Boy 2
Boy 3
Girl 1
Girl 2
Girl 3
bird on sign
Bird on Sign
blank puppet
Blank Puppet

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