Dinosaur Activities

Dinosaur Finger Puppet

Dinosaur finger puppets in action.
Dinosaur finger puppets in action.

Make a little thunder with a Dinosaur finger puppet!

What You'll Need:

  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Tape


This unusual puppet's body is formed by your own hand. Paper cutouts make the long neck, the head, and the feet!

Step 1: Cut out 2 identical head pieces.

Step 2: Cut out a neck piece that is 2 inches high and 2 inches wide. Decorate the head to look like your favorite dinosaur.

Step 3: Glue the tops of the 2 heads together. Roll the neck piece around your middle finger, and tape it.

Step 4: Slide the roll off your finger, and glue the bottom of the heads to the roll.

Step 5: For fun Dino feet, cut 4 strips of paper that are 1 inch high and wide enough to wrap around your fingers. Now it's time to dress the dinosaur!

Step 6: When the glue is dry on the head, slide your middle finger inside the neck piece. Tape the strips of paper around the tips of your other fingers.

Now you have a miniature dinosaur in, or should we say ON, your hands.

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Dinosaur Descendants by Maria Birmingham, Karen E. Bledsoe and Kelly Milner Halls.