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Your fingers are the legs (or trunk) of these simple paper puppets.


Material

  • 1 stiff paper, like thick construction paper or even thicker paper
  • scissors
  • markers or crayons
  • optional - printer, googly eeyes, glue, cotton balls

Method

  1. Using stiff paper, either print out a puppet template or draw your own.
  2. Cut out the finger puppet and the finger hole(s).
  3. Decorate the puppet with crayons or markers.
  4. Optional: glue on googly eyes and cotton-ball or yarn hair.

Notes

You can make the entire cast of a nursery rhyme or fairy tale in just a few minutes, and then put on your own show.




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  • kjgarner
    • 27 Mar 2014
      8:39 pm

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  • and the best bit is that they are recyclable and cost nothing to make!

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  • We used to love these a simple kids, will have to try again now

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  • Very cute, I would definitely need to print one though!

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  • I can see a puppet play coming up. “Casper the homemade ghost”. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I can see a puppet play coming up. “Casper the homemade ghost”. Gread project. Thanks for sharing.

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  • So simple and easy and yet so effective for craft play.


    • A rainbow of colours can also be used for this activity.

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  • A great idea to make for my nephew!

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  • Old school fun. Reckon it’s great to bring these crafts back!

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  • Very cute! I’ll try this with my toddler!

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  • these will go well with the stage.

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  • Awesome, going to make these over the holidays, my kids will love them.

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  • my daughter just made some finger puppets last night


    • cheers for posting finger puppet ideas.

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  • these are fabulous, so many ideas to make all types with kids, thanks so much for sharing :)

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  • children can create their own puppets lots of fun

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  • Another puppet version, creative and fun. Never seen them before.

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