Thursday, June 17, 2010

Caterpillar and Butterfly Finger Puppets

I'm not quite sure where I saw the idea for a butterfly finger puppet similar to these puppets, (If it was you, let me know and I'll give you the credit!) but we made both caterpillars and butterflies today.

In preparation, I cut the fingers off a couple of sets of new plastic gloves used for cleaning. The children were given a wide array of materials to use, and the majority of them chose to make the butterflies out of craft foam, and the caterpillars out of crazy colored pom-poms.

Decorations varied from stickers, craft foam, glitter glue, googly eyes, and sequins.

Some of the puppets were sporting one "huge" eye, and were dubbed as "Alien Caterpillars" and "Alien Butterflies." After the creation of the aliens, some of the children began to "grow" more alien eyes too!

1 comment:

Deborah Stewart said...

Cute idea! You could really make some fun puppets with these fingertips from gloves.

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