Snow Family Finger Puppets
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 6 and up
This adorable snow family will give your kids hours of puppet time fun! All you need are some inexpensive knit gloves and a few simple supplies to put together this cute project.
What you'll need:
- 1 white knit glove
- Hot glue gun
- 4 tiny orange pom poms
- Small pom poms for ear muffs and hat
- Chenille stem pieces
- Scrap material
- Scrap felt for scarves
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- White felt
- Plastic wrap
How to make it:
- Fill fingers of glove with plastic wrap. This will keep the glove from sticking to itself from the glue and will act as a “filled finger” which allows for a good fit when done.
- Glue on chenille stems and pom poms for ear muffs.
- Use a triangle shaped scrap of felt to form a simple hat. Wrap the wide piece around the bottom and fold down the point to the back, then glue in place. Glue a pom pom on top.
- Use scrap material to make a wrap around shawl. Simply glue the center of a long strip of material to the top of the “head”, then wrap around and glue in place. Trim ends if needed.
- Make scarves from felt strips, fringing the ends with scissors. Glue in place.
- Glue orange pom poms on for noses.
- Dip the handle end of a small paint brush into black acrylic paint. Carefully dot on eyes and mouths. (Practice this step on the thumb first if you plan to discard it the way that we did.
- Allow everything to dry, then trim off the bottom of the glove and the thumb.
- Glue a 1” wide strip of white felt around the bottom to keep it from fraying.
- Carefully remove the plastic wrap from the fingers.
- Put on hand and have a fun puppet show!
- Knit gloves are inexpensive (sometimes as low as 50 cents per pair) and can be found at dollar stores, drug stores, grocery stores and discount department stores.
- If you have tiny black pom poms they can be used in place of paint for the eyes and mouths. You can also practice with a black Sharpie marker.
- e careful when using hot glue guns because the hot glue can hurt little hands. Always supervise or handle the gun yourself while children position the materials. White craft glue can be used instead, but takes a lot longer to dry.