Make finger puppets

Finger puppets made of felt

Make finger puppets: finger

An overview of different finger puppets

Puppet shows are very popular with children. For this reason, many parents like to use little finger puppets that can be put on any finger and brought to life. With the help of our finger puppets your children can experience a small, self-directed puppet theater at home.

Our templates include many different finger puppets, which can be personalized with little effort. A crafting guide for your own finger puppets can be found on this page.

Crafting instructions for a finger puppet

Make finger puppets: finger

The finished finger puppet of a chicken

There are a variety of ways to make a finger puppet. We made an example of a finger puppet in the form of a chicken and present you the instructions for this in individual steps.

materials

  • Felt in different colors
  • fabric glue
  • Wackelaugen
  • scissors

Tinker body of the finger puppet

In the first step, the body of the chicken is made. To do this, cut two identical pieces of felt measuring 4cm x 8cm. Then round them off at the top to give them the shape of a finger. Apply now along the edge along the textile adhesive on one of the two items and place the counterpart flush on it.

tip: Make sure that the adhesive surfaces are clean, dry, free of dust and grease.

When gluing, leave out the straight underside, as the doll will later be put on this finger through this opening. Now the glue has to dry for about 30 minutes.

Tinker wings of the chicken

When the body of the chicken is finished, cut out two identical wings of identical material, which you can then glue to the body with the textile glue.

tip: Glue the wings ideally on the edge of the back, so that the adhesive surface remains invisible when looking at the front. This will give you a clean look on the front of your finger puppet.

Make beak, comb and eyes of the chicken

Next, give your chicken a face. To do this, cut out the comb from red felt and a small triangle for the beak out of orange felt. Then you also fix these two parts with the textile adhesive on the head of the finger puppet.

Finally, stick two more shaky eyes. Now your finger puppet is ready and after a short drying time ready for the first use on the puppet stage!

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