Puppets come in so many shapes and sizes. Some are amazing feats of creativity and engineering that take several puppeteers to bring to life. Some are breathtaking works of art. Some are a patchwork of mixed media, using fabrics and carved wood and foam and all matter of other odds and ends to create the finished character. And then some are minimal and simple, but still inspire great amounts of whimsy and fun! Sometimes it’s nice to have a little reminder that puppets can be found almost anywhere and can be created out of almost anything, so we rounded up five fun (and oh-so-simple) DIY finger puppet creations. Using what we already have on hand – our fingers (get it? On hand?! Ha, puppet humour!) and adding one or two simple details, a whole new world of fun little characters can spring to life!
1. These marvellous little monsters:
Paper, googly eyes, and a tiny bit of yarn, and you can have your own family of fun little monsters! (From Precocious Paper, on Flickr).
2. These funky finger friends:
A great way to use up some of the odds and ends on your craft shelf! (From Crafts and Coffee).
3. These simple, Easter-themed cutouts:
Foamie sheets – that’s it! It would be fun to make them in a whole rainbow of colours. (From Lalymom.com).
4. These sweet forest critters:
Maybe a little more labour-intensive than some of our other finger puppet ideas, but clearly worth the effort! These little guys are just so cute! ( From Handmade Charlotte).
5. These twisty little characters:
Aliens? Monsters? Little animals? I feel like the possibilities are endless for these puppets! (From One Little Project).
Happy crafting, everyone!