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Easy bunny finger puppets
Make some easy toilet paper tube bunny finger puppets with kids and use them for all kinds of early literacy fun. Check out the bottom of the page for bunny poems, stories, and songs that preschoolers can use to make their bunny puppets come alive and practice important literacy skills at the same time. You can use pompoms to create the rabbits facial features or simply paint or draw it,in any form it will be perfect! You can add other animals / characters with this upcycled toilet paper roll finger puppet technique and make a finger puppet theatre from an old shoe/ cardboard box as well!
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DIY Articulated dragon puppet ( free printable template)
Make an articulated dragon puppet from paper with a free printable puppet template! Have you ever thought of what it would be like to have a pet dragon? If we consult literary sources, they differ on this account: a dragon brought quite a bit of trouble to Hagrid, but if we take Daenerys, she made good use of hers! One way or another, it’s a fascinating subject for daydreamers to ponder over! Especially for kids. Could they ride on a dragon’s back? Could they roast marshmallows with its fire? A fun pet it would make! Besides the dragon template that you can download from Adventure in a box for free, you’ll need some card stock, glue (white glue in a bottle or a glue stick) and bamboo skewers to create this super fun origami dragon puppet!
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Easy DIY Beaded pipe cleaner people - pipe cleaner craft for kids
Turn everyday craft materials ( drinking straws, pipe cleaners, and beads ) into an adorable pipe cleaner family! Construct these acrobatic friends by One Little Project , then pose them any way you like. These pipe cleaner people are super easy to put together: in less than 10 minutes you can make a whole pipe cleaner family ! This posable pipe cleaner figurine is a perfect craft project at a summer camp or in the classroom. Get your kids to choose the color combinations and lets' bend those pipe cleaners!
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DIY Felt finger puppets - savanna animals
Time to get crafty: learn how to make adorable felt savanna animalsfinger puppets ) using the included free printable templates! These DIY Felt finger puppets are super easy to make (because felt is such a fun fabric craft material - you can cut it  easily without pesky frayed edges).Once you understand the process, you should be able to create as many different felt animals as you would like. We love these savanna animal finger puppets and they make a really cute and unique gift. Go ahead and get creative but be warned…they are addicting!
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Winter popsicle stick pals - winter yarn craft idea for kids
Here's a wonderful craft stick yarn dolls for kids to make by Happy Hooligans! This is the quickest and cutest little popsicle doll craft ! Kids can make these easy craft stick yarn dolls with just 3 simple supplies. These little popsicle stick dolls are simply adorable – perfect for a doll house or for pretend play, and the process of making them is very fun and addictive. The process for making these popsicle stick dolls is really quick and easy, and great for helping kids develop fine-motor skills as well as wrapping and winding skills. ( And this project is also perfect for use up your scrap yarn stash )
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Little Red Riding Hood finger puppets - free printable
If your kids like to pretend play they are going to love these free printable Little Red Riding Hood finger puppets ! We love this fairy tale so Red Riding Hood crafts and activities are always a hit! These little Red Riding Hood finger puppets are great for story time or to keep the kids busy on the road – you can have a proper play and act it out as it is in the story or just let the imagination run free and create a story of your own!
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Paper chick finger puppet - easy Easter craft for kids
We are obsessed with easy and fun puppet crafts . Not only are they a cute craft for kids to make but they are incredibly fun to play with afterwards. Make a few easy paper chick finger puppets with the kids and use them for all kinds of early literacy fun. You can use colorful paper to create the chicks facial features or simply paint or draw it, you simply can't do it wrong! You can add other animals / characters to your collection with this easy finger puppet making technique to create a whole finger puppet theater.
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Funny inflatable bunny toy from a rubber glove - Easter craft for kids
These fun rubber glove bunnies are so much better than ordinary puppets. First they are super easy to make ( you can create one with the kids literally in seconds ) Second, it's sooooo fun to use! This fun rubber bunny glove puppet craft grants hours of fun for the kids and the whole family! watch this nice video tutorial by and learn how to make your own inflatable Easter bunny puppet from a single rubber glove and a plastic cup!
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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet - fun butterfly craft for kids
Kids will not only love the creative process of making this paper plate fluttering butterfly craft but afterwards they will have a blast getting to play with it. All they have to do is move the craft stick around on the back of the paper plate and watch as their butterfly flutters around the sky and above the colorful flower garden . This creative butterfly craft by IHeartCraftyThings is perfect for a colorful spring craft or summer craft and makes a great compliment to learning about and observing butterflies around your home or neighborhood.
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DIY Interactive paper sailboat - summer craft for kids
This time I Heart Crafty Things and Artsy Craftsy Kids share this super fun and simple summer paper craft with you! This paper plate sailboat craft is super simple to make and is perfect as a playful summer craft. You could also make this fun interactive paper plate sailboat craft any time of the year after learning about sailing or to go along with a favorite ocean adventure themed children’s book. Preschooler s might also enjoy playing with this craft while singing row row row your boat. ( Just swap the sailboat to a boat ) So many fun possibilities!
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DIY Paper llama finger puppets (free pintable template)
Say hello to summer with this super fun llama craft ! IHeartCraftyThings decided it was time to bring a colorful llama theme into a fun kids craft so today we are sharing how to make these playful llama craft finger puppets. Not only are they super fun to create and decorate but kids will have a blast playing with them afterwards. They would also make a great activity for a llama theme party. Paper is such a versatile material! You can make so many different kinds of things with paper. DIY paper craft ideas are great for activities involving kids, teenagers as well as adults.
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DIY Mini pompom worm puppet
Make this super fun and simple worm marionette toy with One Little Project's step-by-step video tutorial! This is fun toy will grant hours of fun to the kids ! It walks and moves with simple controls, small enough for little hands, and also very great for dexterity practice ! These pom pom wiggly worm puppets are so adorable and they’re really easy to make! You can make each one in less than 10 minutes and there’s zero mess. It’s such a fun and simple craft to try with the kids !
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DIY Super easy turtle glove puppet
Who loves turtles ? This time Pink Stripey Socks will show you how to turn an old glove into a cute turtle puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Turtle glove puppets are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands busy! Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own turtles as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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DIY Monster puppet gloves - hand puppets for kids
Monster puppet gloves are a fun, wearable craft, sure to keep the kids entertained and their hands toasty! This time HelloGlow will show you how to turn an old glove into a fun monster puppet ! Glove puppets are a great way to use lone gloves left over from winter. So don't pack away those winter gloves ! All it takes is some felt and a little glue to turn ordinary gloves into a world of imaginary play. Your kids will enjoy coming up with creating own monsters as well as using their imagination to create stories to tell!
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Paper farm animal finger puppets - free printable
A super cute set of DIY Paper Puppet Templates ! Please welcome Mr. Printable's little mouse, cat, horse and pig ! Mr Printable's printable farm animal finger puppets can’t wait to be chatty friends on your little fingers. Puppets can be fun to make, but what if you only have paper on hand? Fortunately, it is easy to make a puppet with just a sheet of paper and some tape or glue. With a little bit of time and creativity, you'll be on your way to making a handful of puppets. When you are done, you can even treat your friends and family to a show.
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DIY Wooden spoon scarecrow puppet - fun fall craft for kids
Do you love simple and super fun fall crafts ? Then you and your little ones will have great fun with this easy no-sew Dingle Dangle Scarecrow Puppet by Kids Craft Room! This lovely wooden spoon scarecrow puppet is double-sided so sleeps and wakes for lots of interactive fun! Kids Craft Room will show you how to make this super adorable wooden spoon puppet from simple craft materials. All you need is a wooden spoon , some crafty bits and pieces and the ability to draw a face and you'll be making a puppet in no time. Try to make several so that you can hold your own puppet show with friends!
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DIY handprint badger puppet - woodland craft for kids
Autumn is almost here so it's time for super cute woodland crafts such as this lovely badger puppet! These woodland handprint badger puppets by Kids Craft Room are so simple to make and a lot of fun to play with. Team them up with your favorite woodland animals story book or use them for imaginative play in a homemade puppet theater. These handprint badger puppets will provide lots of enjoyment for kids. This is a fun and simple handprint craft that makes a great rainy day project! ( Handprint crafts also make the perfect little keepsakes. You can always remember your child's handprint with these lovely badgers )
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DIY Paper scarecrow puppet (free printable template)
We simply LOVE adorable and easy to make paper crafts , especially puppets ! Just look at this cute scarecrow puppet. Isn't it super adorable? This time Red Ted Art will teach you how to make this lovely articulated scarecrow puppet ! As usual, Red Ted Art has two free printable choices for you: a colored version and a color yourself version. This paper scarecrow puppet would make a great fall activity for kids !
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DIY Jumping paper cup elf - fun Christmas craft for kids
This jumping paper cup elf puppet craft by Kids Craft Room is so much fun to make and play with! By following along Kids Craft Room's easy to follow tutorial, kids will be able to make these easy and fun jumping elf puppets that leap up and down when you pull the string! Such a cute interactive Christmas craft ! Hang your finished paper cup elf puppets on a hook or door handle and when you pull the strings out to the side it will jump up along the strings and when you bring your hands together again it will jump back down! So fun!
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DIY Santa finger puppet - Christmas craft for kids (free printable)
We simply love jolly Santa crafts ! This fun finger puppet Santa craft by Kids Craft Room it’s super easy to make and oh so fun to play with! This jolly little paper Santa is such a fun interactive Christmas craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and story telling. You can use this paper finger puppet Santa in two ways: you can print the free Santa finger puppet template and color it in or you can trace around it onto colored card. Both methods make gorgeous Santa finger puppets that are fun to play with! Get the free printable Santa finger puppet template at kidscraftroom.com and let's get crafting:
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DIY paper puppet polar bear - fun winter craft for kids
This fun paper polar bear puppet by Kids Craft Room It is totally the cutest winter craft project we've ever seen! It's super fun to play with and it's also super easy to make! We also love that this puppet polar bear craft is made from just one sheet of paper. As a bonus: Kids Craft Room has created a free printable pattern for you, so you can start to enjoy all the fun and games right away! All you need to do to make these adorable polar bear puppets is: print the template, cut it out and then follow Kids Craft Room's instructions:
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Easy DIY Christmas craft stick puppets (Santa, reindeer, elf & snowman)
It’s time for Christmas puppets ! These cute Christmas stick puppets by I Heart Crafty Things are super simple to make ( especially with I Heart Crafty Things' free craft stick puppet template ) and the kids will love to put on a puppet show with them after making them, or they can use them as fun props while singing along to their favorite Christmas carols. This time I Heart Crafty Things will teach you how to make this adorable little craft stick puppet Santa, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, an elf and a snowman. Let's get crafting:
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Hatching paper plate pingvin chick puppet - fun winter craft for kids
These hatching paper plate penguin chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate penguin craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the penguin chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the penguin puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Penguin crafts like this are great for Christmas, winter or if you’re planning a polar study theme. Head to kidscraftroom.com and learn how to make them:
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DIY Sock hand puppets - puppet making tutorial
With this fun and easy kids craft idea by Ana | DIY Crafts, you can upcycle your half pair socks into a fun toy for your kids ! These adorable and funny hand puppets are super easy to make , you won't need special crafting skills or materials to make them, just a sock , a little piece of foam, styrofoam balls ( or ) googly eyes, and a little ( fabric ) glue. You can even use your leftover Christmas decorations to make fun colorful hairstyles to them! How fun is it?! With this nice step-by-step video tutorial make some fun sock hand puppets will be a piece of cake!
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DIY Butterfly paper plate puppet craft - spring craft for kids
When flower starts to bloom, let the spring crafts begin! This butterfly paper plate toy by The Joy Of Sharing is so quick and easy to make and super fun to play with! This paper plate puppet craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the little butterfly collecting nectar again and again! So much fun! Butterfly crafts like this are great for spring or if you’re planning a butterfly life cycle study theme. Head to thejoysharing.com and learn how to make one:
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DIY Handprint chick paper puppet - fun Easter craft for kids
These handprint chick puppets by Kids Craft Room are so super adorable! These paper chick puppets are great fun as a spring craft or Easter craft for the kids , plus they make such lovely keepsakes! We love that not only does this chick craft look super cute but kids can actually play with them too. Chick puppets are a wonderful way to encourage dramatic play and story telling.
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Little crochet bird finger puppet (free crochet pattern)
Have fun making and playing with these lovely crochet finger puppet birds that you can create using Miss Neriss' free crochet pattern. Finger puppets are great tools for teaching kids rhymes and counting. This free crochet finger puppet bird pattern is super fun and makes a great holiday or special occasion gift for those special little ones in your life. Grab your leftover yarns and start stitching :
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DIY Mother's day paper plate puppet craft
This Mother's day, don't forget to give your mother a big hug ! When it comes to giving your mom the perfect gift for Mother's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely paper plate puppet craft by The Joy Sharing a perfect Mother's day gift! Every mom loves a gift comes from the heart! This paper plate mother-child hug puppet craft is a simple craft , and it will make you smile every time you animate the hug. This paper plate Mother's day puppet craft is just the perfect gift to tell your mom just how special she is!
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DIY Paper plate bird puppet - fun spring craft for kids
Spring is the perfect season for learning all about birds and making fun bird crafts with the kids. This paper plate pop up bird craft by I Heart Crafty Things is so quick and easy to make and such fun to play with! This paper plate bird craft is great for toddlers and preschoolers who will love to see the little bird chick hatch from its egg again and again! Pull the bird puppet down to make it hide in its egg and push it up to make it hatch! So much fun! Head to iheartcraftythings.com and learn how to make it:
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Easy DIY paper flamingo finger puppet - summer craft for kids
Create a playful, flamingo finger puppet! This adorable little pink flamingo finger puppet is super simple to make and makes for an afternoon full of puppet show fun for the whole family. This paper flamingo is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. The paper flamingo finger puppets are fun to create, and the kids will have a blast playing with them afterward. They would also make a great activity for a flamingo theme summer party.
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Pirate finger puppet - fun summer craft for kids
Are you ready for some pirate fun ? This pirate finger puppet by Red Ted Art is such a fun interactive summer craft for kids and a great way to encourage imaginative play and storytelling. ( They are super simple to create and provide hours of fun pretend play at home, at school or even at summer camp! ) Create several different pirate puppets and have fun putting on a puppet show ! ( They would also make a great activity for a pirate theme party. )
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Easy DIY paper mouse finger puppets - fun craft for kids
Look at this fun paper mouse finger puppet by Red Ted Art! Isn't it super adorable? Make a sweet paper mouse finger puppet from a single sheet of printer paper , and let the fun begin! We love when someone transforming ordinary printer paper into cute kids crafts because this seemingly boring material has so many crafting opportunities! We are sure that this mouse finger puppet craft will be your kids ' favorite paper craft! Seriously adorable! Visit www.redtedart.com and find out how she created them:
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