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Paper Plate Bird Puppet
Mar 30th, 2014 by Craftylocks

One of those nice simple ideas that result in something fun. After the fun of making this one, there is then more fun had in the playing with it.

You need two paper plates, fold them both in half and staple together so that the two plates fit snuggly together to make a nice tight fit for a hand to squeeze into.
Paint and decorate, add feathers and the puppet is done! You could also add a tab to the underside of the bottom beak to slip your fingers in to help open the mouth, but it opens naturally anyway – and makes a very satisfying ‘pecking’ sound as you snap the beak closed.
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Paper Bag Owl Puppet
Sep 11th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This owl stands up nicely on its own by opening the bottom of the bag, or you can slip your hand inside and use it for a puppet.

You will need a paper bag with a rectangle bottom, 2 paper muffin cups, some black card, some orange card, and some sheets of card in other colors.

Place the paper bag flat, with the bottom flap at the top and facing you. This will become the head of the owl. Glue the cups onto the flap of the paper bag.

Cut two black circles out of card to fit the bottom of the paper muffin cups. Cut a pie slice out of each. Stick these into the bottom of each muffin cup and glue onto the paper bag flap for the eyes.

Cut a long triangle for the beak out of the orange card and glue into place.

Cut an oval from the second piece of card and draw ‘v’ shapes to represent feathers. Glue this to the belly of the owl.

Fold the piece of card you want to use for the wings in half and draw and cut out a wing shape.
Open the wing shapes out and cut along the fold line to make two wings.
Glue the wings to the top inside fold of the bag.

Cut out two triangles from the excess card used to make the wings and glue to the top of the bag for the ears of the owl.

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Simple Folded Paper Puppet
Aug 10th, 2013 by Craftylocks

All you need is a piece of photocopy size paper, and a few folds later you have a puppet – a very wide mouth puppet! I have popped all the steps into a worksheet that you can download and print, as well as summarised here.

Fold a peice of photocopy size paper into three so that it is long and skinny.
Fold it again into four sections so that it forms a concertina.
Add details to the top layer. Your fingers go in the space created between the layers of paper. Your thumb goes in the space in the bottom layer and then you can open and close the mouth really wide.!
Once again my daughters attempt is much better than mine!
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Turtle Finger Puppet
Jun 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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Paper Bag Puppy Puppet
Feb 17th, 2013 by Craftylocks

When you get something in one of those paper bags that has a nice square bottom – be sure to keep it, as that is half way to becoming a cute puppet. This basic technique can be used to create all sorts of critters – just vary the details to change the dog to a rabbit, elephant, martian, etc.

Start with the paper bag folded flat, have the section that would be the bag bottom when it is fully opened, facing up – this is the side that gets the most decorating attention. We have also folded the corners of the bag bottom in to round out the ‘face’ a little.
Add on the details for your character. At this stage I thought this puppy was looking OK, but the kids had other ideas.
I am very glad that they did take over – it is a much improved puppet pooch.

I hope you can see on this picture how some of the features like the ears and front legs are attached to the sides of the bag.
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Papier Mache Finger Puppet
Jun 5th, 2012 by Craftylocks

The classic finger puppet has to be a papier mache one! It is pretty simple to make as long as you are not too fussy about details.

The basic puppet is made with a roll of paper for the neck and then just a scrunched up ball of paper coated with a few stips of glued paper to make the rough head shape.
Paint on some features.
And for the simplest of puppet bodies just attach a piece of fabric like a scarf, to the neck with a rubberband. Simple is good!
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