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How to Make Finger Puppets

Preschool Fabric Projects Activities: How to Make Finger Puppets

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Use whatever arts and crafts materials you have at home to make your own original set of finger puppets. Using finger puppets will enhance your child's fine motor skills, and he'll gain practice in storytelling and using his imagination as he plays with the finished products.

What You Need:

  • Felt
  • Sewing machine, or needle and thread
  • Fabric scraps, buttons, sequins, feathers and craft eyes
  • White glue or hobby glue
  • Felt pens
  • Scissors

What You Do:

  • After it's all dry, encourage him to make up stories, plays or dances using his new finger puppets as the main characters.

If you want to avoid sewing, a quick and easy way to make finger puppets is by simply cutting the fingers off an old glove. These finger pieces can then be decorated as desired and used in fun finger plays.

Adapted with permission from "Everything for Fall: An Early Childhood Curriculum Activity Book." Copyright 1997 by Kathy Charner (Editor). Used by Permission of Gryphon House, Inc., Maryland. All Rights Reserved.

Updated on Sep 6, 2013
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