This fun, customizable project is a wonderful way for kids to explore their imaginations and their creativity. With just a few Fiskars tools, you can create a whole family of felt finger puppets in no time!
Kids’ Felt Finger Puppets
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for kids ages four and up
- #1 teacher recommended brand
- Innovative safety-edge blades feature a safer blade angle to protect kids while still cutting all classroom materials
- Pointed-tip blades offer improved detail cutting
- Larger finger loop and an ergonomic thumb loop provide a natural, more comfortable fit for kids’ fingers
- Smooth, shiny turquoise handle was specifically requested by kids
- Accommodates right- and left-handed users
- Length: 5"
- Lifetime warranty
- Turquoise Pointed-tip Kids Scissors (5")
Recommended by teachers, trusted by moms and loved by kids, with a pointed-tip design for improved cutting control.
1. Draw an outline onto felt and cut it out. Start by allowing your child to choose the felt color of his or her choice. Next, draw an outline onto the felt for the base of the finger puppet and cut out two shapes for each puppet you wish to make. The two shapes should be identical as one will serve as the front of the finger puppet and the other will serve as the back. Some children may need help with this part depending on their age or skill level.
2. Cut out finger puppet details. Taking small scraps of felt in different colors, let your child cut out different features for the fingers puppets. We chose to make monsters with eyes, noses and hair, but the options are endless. Encouraging your child to choose his or her own theme allows for individual independence along with creativity.
3. Have fun! Add extra features such as teeth or horns to turn your finger puppets into a unique creation. Most of all, have fun with it! Let your child know that there's no wrong way of doing this.
4. Glue the features to one puppet shape. Once you have your felt features cut out, glue each of the features to one of the puppet shapes cut in step 1 and allow to dry fully. We recommend using a non-toxic fabric glue.
5. Glue the back of the puppet. Take the second puppet shape and apply glue around the edge. Glue the front of the puppet to the back and allow to dry. Once dry, you will have your finger puppet shape assembled, with a plain back, decorated front and space in between to slip over your finger.
6. Make a whole family of puppets! Don't stop at just one finger puppet. Encourage your child to make a whole family, or even different sets. They can be used for imaginary play and story-telling.