November 10, 2009

Simple and Fun Finger Puppets

Again, another project I learned as a child and never forgot.  My daughter makes these all the time.  You can make them as elaborate as you want.  We have added yarn for hair, googly eyes, used color paper, etc.  Teach this to your kids and watch what their imaginations unfold!

Materials needed:
1 8.5x11 piece of paper
Markers
Embellishments (yarn, googly eyes, sparkles, etc) optional
1.  Fold paper in half and then unfold. 
2.  Fold right side into middle.
3.  Fold left side to touch the other side.
4.  Fold in half.
5.  Fold top flap in half.
6.  Do the same to bottom flap - this creates a paper "M".
7.  Insert index and middle fingers in the top pocket and your thumb in the bottom pocket that was created.  This is how you make the puppet talk.
8.  Decorate as desired and have lots, and lots of puppet shows!

Happy puppeteering! 
Finger Puppets

10 comments:

  1. Good morning! Stopping by from SITS. What a great puppet idea! Nice not to have to use scissors or glue! :)

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  2. Very cute! I am here from Get Your Craft On. What a great idea - my son would love this! We will get on that this afternoon!

    Thanks!!

    Danielle

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  3. Thanks for posting this great kid friendly idea to Made it Monday! I love it. We will have to try it out sometime soon. Jules

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  4. Nice to meet another kids crafter! I'll have to file this in the back of my head for the next time we're stuck waiting in a doctor's office or sitting in a restaurant! Thanks for sharing.

    Christianne

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  5. Those look like such fun to make and play with Thanks for sharing.

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  6. How cool are these! I've made hundreds of puppets over the years but none like this. Thanks for linking up today! :)

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  7. This puppet looks like so much fun!

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  8. We just made these it was so easy. Can't wait for the glue to dry. I'll be posting about them later in the week. Thanks for the awesome idea.

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    1. Oh good! I hope they had fun helping create them and I KNOW they'll have fun playing with them. :) And next time, if you have a hot glue gun, give that a try! No dry time, immediate play! If you're on Facebook I would love for you to share a picture on my page: https://www.facebook.com/733blog

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  9. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your project! You can see it here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/easy-finger-puppets/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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