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Raincoat Finger Puppets

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Art & Craft Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Art

Topic:

Clothes

Content:

The Arts: Visual Arts

Area:

Fine Motor

Age:

Kindergarten

Interaction:

Individual Child

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Materials:

Yellow rubber gloves
Felt
Scissors
3/16” (5 mm) googly eyes
Yarn cut into 1” (3 cm) pieces
Glue
Thin-line markers



Instructions:

What to do
1. Before the children arrive, cut the fingers off the gloves. Cut felt into circles for the puppets’
faces.
2. Give each child a rubber finger from the glove.
3. Let the children attach googly eyes and yarn hair to the face and add other features with
markers.
4. When the children are finished making the face, have them glue it to the finger.
More to do
Dramatic play: Have the children compose and perform a finger puppet show.
Field trip: Take the children to see a puppet performance.
More art: Make finger puppets with garden gloves and wool gloves. Introduce the children to different
kinds of puppets such as rod and marionettes.


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