Turtle Finger Puppet
June 5th, 2013 by Craftylocks


This is another adorable craft made by Pippi Pipecleaners. This technique can be used to make all sorts of finger puppets just change the details to fit the animal you want to make.

You will need card in two shades and all the usual crafty bits like a pencil, scissors, glue stick, googly eyes and sticky tape

Draw two circles on the light green card so they overlap a little. I drew round a side-plate and a mug to get the size I wanted.

Draw on the legs, tail and a bit extra for the nose.

Cut out leaving the overlap uncut. Cut out the slits.

Turn over so you can’t see the pencil line.

Overlap the slits and glue in place with the gluestick. I used my trusty clothes pegs to hold whilst the glue dried and then added sticky tape to the underside to make sure they stayed secure and flat.

Fold out the legs and tails and gently bend the neck so the turtle sits flat.

Decorate your turtle with pieces of the dark green card cut to shape and attach two googly eyes.

Make two rings from strips of card to fit your fingers.

Attach the two rings to another strip of card. Remember to put the rings on your finger first to work out the distance needed between them.

Attach this to the neck of the turtle using the sticky tape.

And it really is a finger puppet …

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3 Responses  
samta writes:
January 13th, 2014 at 12:59 am

thanks, very creative ideas it will help my daughter in making puppet for her project.

Craftylocks writes:
June 10th, 2013 at 2:35 am

Hi Dot,
What a wonderful group for them to belong to – they will learn so much more than just about turtles by being part of that. I do hope they have fun making the turtles.

Dot writes:
June 5th, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thank you! My grandchildren are involved with a sea turtle preservation group. They’ll like this project.

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