11 Finger Puppet Craft For Kids

11 Finger Puppet Craft For Kids

11 Finger Puppet Craft For Kids

Introduction

Your kid is probably bored. Even if your child doesn’t seem to be in a bad mood, you still want to keep them entertained. Finger puppets are a great way for kids to engage with their hands and imagination at the same time. They’re easy to make and can be used as toys or props for role-play games. Keep reading for 11 different finger puppet ideas that will have your little one begging you for more!

1.Farm Finger Puppets

Even if your kids don’t live on a farm, they can learn all about it with these adorable finger puppets. They can pretend to be farmers and take care of all the animals (or at least play with them). They can also use these finger puppets to teach your kids about different farm tools like tractors and pitchforks. This craft is great for teaching kids about farm safety as well!

2.Wizard Of Oz Finger Puppets

Why not make your own finger puppet? With a few supplies, you can turn any object into a mini wizard.

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most popular children’s stories in the world—and for good reason! The story follows Dorothy Gale, who lives on a farm with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. One day, Dorothy gets knocked unconscious by a cyclone that picks up their house and carries them to Oz (a land created by L. Frank Baum). She soon meets up with some new friends: Toto (her little puppy), Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion. Together they go on an adventure to help save Oz from evil witches!

3.Christmas Tree Felt Finger Puppets

You will need:

  • A small piece of felt or fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Fabric glue (optional)

How long it will take you to make Christmas Tree Felt Finger Puppets: 10 minutes.

4.Frog Finger Puppet

Materials:

  • Felt (green, black and white)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine.

To make a frog puppet:

  • Using green felt cut out two small circles for the frog’s eyes, one large circle for the head and two thin strips of green felt to make his arms, which should be long enough to reach all the way around your finger when they are folded in half at the middle point of each strip. You can also make him shorter if you prefer by using only one arm piece instead of two. When making this puppet I like to use black thread for his eye lashes because it makes them stand out more, however feel free to use whatever color you like best! 2. Use a needle or sewing machine to sew on your eyes, mouth and arms onto your large green circular shape before attaching together with either glue or stitching them closed at one end so that they form an oval shape with both ends still open so that they can be easily removed later on when needed (see step 5). 3 . For added detail cut out two small circles from white felt which will serve as buttons on our frog’s front legs once we attach them later on during step 4 below.”

5.Santa Claus and Snowman Felt Finger Puppet

  • First you will need to cut out the shapes for your Finger Puppet. You can use white felt for the snowman and red felt for Santa Claus.
  • Sew the snowman’s face onto his body using a sewing machine or by hand (or both).
  • Then sew on Santa Claus’s face onto his body in the same way as above but with red thread instead of white thread (or vice versa).
  • Now that they are sewn together it is time to attach them together so that they become one puppet! It is easy really just stick them together using some glue or double sided tape then gently pull apart when dry

6.3D Sock Finger Puppets

Materials:

  • One pair of socks
  • Scissors
  • Yarn/string (optional)
  • Cut off the top of one sock and then cut off the toe part.
  • Take the other sock and cut off its heel piece, leaving a hole for your fingers to go through so that you can use the puppet as an accessory for your finger!
  • (Optional) Cut two small circles out of cardboard or paper to help with attaching strings or yarn to make mouths, etc.

7.Bird Finger Puppet Craft

What you need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Glue, paint and paintbrush
  • Scissors (optional)

How to make it:

  • Take a square piece of paper and fold in half diagonally to form a triangle shape. Cut the tip off one side of the triangle, so that you are left with an open ‘pocket’ at the end where your finger will go through in order to operate it like a puppet! If you want to add eyes or other features onto your bird puppet, now is when you can do this! You could draw on them with pencil crayons or markers or even glue on googly eyes if you have some lying around from making earlier crafts this week!2We’ve included step-by-step instructions for making an adorable little bird finger puppet craft below…

8.Polka Dot Elephant Felt Finger Puppet

  • Grab your felt and cut out a circle for the elephant’s body. Next, cut a smaller circle for the trunk of the elephant.
  • Fold your small circle in half and sew it together to form a tube shape (you can use an embroidery needle if you don’t want to use sewing pins). Then slide this into the larger circle so that it’s inside but not visible from the outside (it should look like two concentric circles when viewed from above).
  • Cut out two ears from black felt and glue them onto either side of where you’ve inserted your trunk piece; then attach eyes to either side of those ears using small pieces of yarn for eyelashes or rhinestones if you have any lying around! Finally, draw on some feet using pencil marks followed by some acrylic paint or fabric markers!

9.Beard the Viking Felt Hand Puppet

  • You will need to cut out the beard and hair pieces from felt or wool. The beard should be a long triangle shape, while the hair can be any length you choose.
  • Attach these pieces to a piece of yarn that is tied to the back of your hand puppet’s head with glue or sewing thread (see below).
  • Make two small circles of felt for eyes and sew them onto either side of your hand puppet’s head just above his eyebrows (see below). Draw an X-shaped nose with black marker on one side, then add nostrils by adding two dots inside each half of the X shape (see below).
  • Cut out teeth from white felt and sew them in place along both sides of your Viking’s mouth (see below). Use red felt for lips if desired, but this step is optional; draw them on as well if you’d rather skip it altogether!
  • To dress up your puppet’s shirt, measure out how wide you would like it to be across your chest then cut two rectangles from white cotton material large enough so that when placed together they’ll match up perfectly with no wasted space between them

10.Brown Bear Felt Hand Puppet Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Felt Pup…

You will need:

  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Felt Puppet (see below)
  • black felt for the eyes, nose and mouth.
  • brown embroidery floss for the mouth and eyebrows.

Instructions:

  • Place your hands under the puppet to shape the head and body of your bear, then cut around them to make a pattern piece for each part of it’s body (head, arms, legs). Repeat this process until you have 8 pieces total!
  • Use these patterns to cut out pieces from your felt with pinking shears; one piece per pattern piece drawn on paper above! The finished size should be about 3 inches long by 2-3 inches wide depending on how big or small children that will use these puppets are going to be so adjust accordingly if necessary before cutting out all pieces needed from felt using these measurements as guides only! Put aside two remaining sheets of brown fabric so they won’t get mixed in later steps when sewing together fabric pieces later…

11.Toilet Paper Roll Tiger and Lion Finger Puppets – Make a fun jungle finger …

Materials needed:

  • Toilet paper roll (about 12 inches long)
  • A piece of cardboard to use as the back of the tiger’s head, and another piece to use as his tail.

How to make the puppet:

  • Cut two strips from your toilet paper roll, one about ½ inch wide by 50 inches long and one about 2 inches wide by 60 inches long for each tiger motif on your lion’s face. You can also add ears or horns if you like!
  • Fold these strips in half so they are now even with each other, then fold them again so that they meet at their center point where there is no overlap (see picture). Secure together using tape or hot glue if desired but don’t stretch out too much because we don’t want elasticity here!

3 . Fold over another strip along one edge using a similar technique described above except this time instead of folding over twice like before just go around once more before securing with tape/glue again if necessary

Giving kids these fun finger puppets to play with can help with their motor skills as well as their imagination

When your kid plays with these finger puppets, he or she won’t only learn about creative play but also the process of making them. This will help them become more patient, as well as hone their motor skills.

For example, if you want to make an elephant puppet, you will have to cut out its shape from felt and then sew it together. It’s a good idea to use stuffed toys for its eyes and nose as well as other accessories like ears or a tail so that your child can easily see where they should be placed on the puppet’s body.

Once all the pieces are assembled, let your child decorate them using markers and crayons!

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this list of 11 Finger Puppet Crafts For Kids. You can make all of these fun finger puppets for kids by following the instructions in our step-by-step tutorials. Keep reading for more fun ideas!

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