Monday Make A – Finger Puppets

April 19, 2010 at 9:45 am (Children, Crafts, Kids, Magic, Witch, Witchlets)

Finger Puppets
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Everyone has a glove or two lying around the house that will never be used. Remember that glove that lost its mate last winter? Put it to some good use instead of throwing it away.
You will need

  • a glove
  • scissors
  • markers
  • different colored felt
  • wiggly eyes
  • colored pipe cleaners
  • acrylic craft paint (all colors)
  • yarn
  • elmer’s school glue

Begin by snipping each finger off of the glove at the base. One glove will make 5 finger puppets. You may want to create puppets for characters from a story or you can create a story for them after you have created the characters. All sorts of people, plants and animals can be made from fingers of gloves. For example, if you want a bat, just cut some wings and tiny round ears from black felt and glue them to the finger piece. Glue on some wiggly eyes and you have a bat. If the glove is not black, you can paint it with some acrylic craft paint before you glue on the parts. For a cat, just cut some pointy ears, yarn whiskers and a little yarn tail. Butterflies, bees and even people are easy to make. For people, you can just glue on yarn for hair. Cut clothes out of the felt and glue them onto the front of the finger. When you are finished it is easy to make a little stage for your characters. Just use a shoe box. Turn the box on its side and cut a rectangle out of the bottom of the box leaving about 1/2 inch all around the sides and 1 1/2 inches on the bottom. This will be what you hide your hands behind. Cut the top off and make curtains from red cloth or felt. You can even paint the sides of the box to look like a background and make props such as trees or furniture out of colored paper. Mount them on popsicle sticks to use in your performance!

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