One of my favorite Spanish-language villancicos (holiday songs) is Burrito Sabanero. I wanted my kids to enjoy it as much as I do so I decided to put on our own show with these super cute puppets on a stick. The burrito, the estrellita de Belén, and, of course, our little boy were perfect to go along with the song.
You too can join in the fun!
To make your own puppets here is what you need:
-a ginger bread shaped man and a hat (optional)
-a star cut out in a bright colors
-shapes for your burrito- 2 ovals(small and large- head and body), 4 small rectangles(legs) 1 long triangle cut at the ends(tail),2 ear shapes all in brown, and 1 half of an oval in green(saddle)
- 3 paper towel rolls like the one pictured above
To assemble your burrito you need to adhere the smaller oval to the larger oval. Add the legs, tail and ears and lastly the little saddle. With a marker ad an eye, a harness around mouth, a nostril and mouth. Also add details to the ears, legs, tail and saddle.
Now would be a good time to decorate your little boy any way you want. We had ours decorated from a previous gingerbread project.
Using glue or any other of sticky adhesive (tape works) mount your burrito, little boy and if dry your star to the paper rolls.
The higher you place them the more space to hold it there will be.
All done! Now lets get the show started! It’s fun to sing along and use your puppets!
Listen to the song and download a printable copy of the song lyrics here