Make Petit Poucet Action Pieces
The story of Petit Poucet (known in English as Hop o’ My Thumb) includes abandonment and near starvation, an escape from an ogre, magical “seven-league boots,” and stolen treasure.
Step One: Download the Images
You can choose to download either the single, full image or individual images broken down by panel.
(At this point, if you’re feeling French, you can also just follow the instructions on the card itself.)
Step Two: Cut Out the Pieces
Carefully cut around the dark border. Don’t cut the dotted line.
Step Three: Fasten Matching Pieces Together
Glue, staple or otherwise attach each piece to its mate, making sure that the illustrated side faces out. Don’t glue together the portion below the dotted line.
Step Four: Make the Stands
Fold out the section below the dotted lines on each sided to create a stand.
Step Five: Reenact the story of Petit Poucet
You can find the text in William Swinton and George R. Catchcart’s, Golden Book of Choice Readings (New York: American Book Company, 1880). It’s available online through Google Books.