Let the kids use their imagination with our easy to make no sew finger puppets!
During the cold months, my kids get cabin fever. It’s hard to tell them to go outside and play when it’s -10 degrees with the wind chill. I don’t blame them for wanting to go outside where you can barely catch your breath, your nose hairs freeze and your cheeks burn from the cold!
That’s why I am forced to find something fun for them to do and I usually reach for some craft ideas. These no sew finger puppets were perfect for a cold Saturday afternoon. After making french toast casserole for breakfast, I threw a beef roast into the slow cooker and sat down to get creative with the kids.
What I love about these no sew finger puppets is how easy they are to customize. My daughter planning and talking about what clothing they would wear, while my son was more interested in the faces he could make! Once the kids were done making these puppets, they had fun playing with them all day long. I even found one in my son’s bed the next morning!
How to Make No Sew Finger Puppets
- Party Blowers – without noise makers, otherwise it won’t fit on your child’s finger
- Foam Adhesive Stickers in a variety of shapes and sizes
- Foam Sheets
- Stick On Google Eyes
- Double Stick Tape
- Black Permanent Marker
- 1/2″ Hole Punch
- Various Colors of Card Stock or Construction Paper
- If your party blowers are long, trim the stem with scissors. I left mine about 3″ in length.
- Cut a rectangular piece of foam sheet to wrap around the blower. This will be your shirt. Mine is about 2″ tall. Make sure you leave some room to add eyes and draw on a mouth. Cut out some sleeves from the same color foam sheets, and finally arms of a different color.
- Attach the shirt to the party blower by adding double stick tape to the foam and firmly pressing onto the blower. Affix the sleeves with tape and finally, add tape to the arms and attach to the sleeves.
- Cut out two, 1/2″ circles from card stock and attach google eyes to the front. Attach the eyes to the blower with double stick tape.
- Accessorize your puppet by adding some foam stickers and adding a purse to her hand.
- Continue making puppets, adding collars on shirts and neck ties, cutting out of foam sheets and attaching with double stick tape.
- Add unique eyes to each puppet using foam stickers or make eyelashes out of foam sheets.
- Once your puppets are finished, put on a puppet show!
Need some other easy projects to keep the busy while stuck indoors? Try these:
- Raccoon and Fox Popsicle Stick Crafts would also make great puppets, just add a stick to the back!
- Mermaid Doll Pin Figures are great for kids to play with anywhere because they are small.
- Glitter Rainbow Slime is easy to make with a handful of household ingredients.
- Birdhouse Craft uses an old milk or half & half carton to feed the birds!