Pringle people to make

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Here’s some instructions on how to make pringle people. They are easy to make and really useful when telling Bible stories. You can make lots of variations and they stand up all by themselves which keeps the storytellers hands free for lots of actions!

All you need to make pringle people

  • Empty pringles cartons
  • Material cut to approx 25cmx25cm (10in x10in) square
  • Felt cut to approx 20cm x18cm (8in x7in)
  • Circle 8cm (3in) diameter
  • Pipecleaners at least 30 cm (12in) in length available here
  • Sharpie or felt tip
  • Yarn for hair
  • Cellotape or glue
  • Coloured paper – A4 size is fine
All the items needed to make pringle people

How to make pringle people

Clean out your container and replace the lid. Cover the tube with coloured paper and secure with cellotape or glue. Add a face – it can have any expression that you choose. If you want hair add it now. Then secure the headress using the material and a pipe cleaner. Then add the cloak using the felt and secure with a pipe cleaner.

You can use pringle people in all sorts of Bible Stories. We’ve used the basic idea and made Pharoah and Joseph for the story about ‘Frogs in the bed!‘ You can add all sorts of extras such as Pharoah’s style of dress. We also used the idea to make Jezebel and added beads and buttons.

Children can make their own versions too and retell the story.

4 thoughts on “Pringle people to make

  1. Thank you Rachael, they are really great and effective. As you say very easy to make. Just working out next term’s Tiny Tots craft, 13 stories to cover. Your website is invaluable for age appropriate ideas….. many thanks.

    1. Hi Caroline, thank you for your lovely comment. Hope the planning is going well. I always like to have at least half a term planned out in advance.

  2. […] To make you just cover the tube in coloured paper (I used a glue gun to stick this) and then add a face , hair and some clothes. Pipe cleaners are very useful for holding everything together. As they ae royalty I added crowns but often it’s just a piece of material held in place with a pipe cleaner as in the case of Haman. There are instructions here […]

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