What's better than a puppy coloring page? You might say, a poodle coloring page. What about a trio of poodle puppies romping across a coloring page?
Here's the ultimate, alliterative answer: precious, playful poodle puppy puppets.
Now, say that three times fast.
That's right, this month's coloring page from children's book author-illustrator, Melanie Hope Greenberg, features a trio of playful poodles that your kids will want to turn into stick puppets for oodles of poodles pretend play.
One of the best ways of extending the boredom-busting fun of a coloring page is to turn it into a creative activity like stick puppets. Be sure to check out all our coloring pages that double as printable puppet crafts!
How to Make Poodle Puppets
What you need:
- Poodle puppy coloring page
Print out the coloring page (By clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service* see end of post) -->: Poodle puppies coloring page
- Colored pencils, crayons, etc.
- Craft sticks or straws. Chopsticks also work.
Print the coloring page on plain paper. If you want sturdier puppets, use card stock.
Color in the puppies however you want. Crazy colors are totally fine! No need to stay in the lines.
Cut out the puppies. No need to be exact! Next, tape the puppies to the craft sticks.
Final step: play!
About the Illustrator
Melanie Hope Greenberg loves alliteration and can say, "precious, playful poodle puppy puppets" ten times fast.
She is also an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. She was an Artist-In-Residence at the Eric Carle Museum and her books have been featured as a NY Times Great Children's Read.
One of Melanie's favorite parts of being an author/illustrator is talking about her craft with students at libraries and in classrooms. You can learn more about author visits (virtual or in-person) at her website. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
Melanie's iconic book, Mermaids on Parade was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It was named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8 and an "Essential Brooklyn Book" by the Brooklyn Public Library.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand - can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
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*Terms of Service: this coloring page is used with permission from Melanie Hope Greenberg and is for non-commercial use ONLY. You many print out as many copies as you like for personal, library or classroom use