Puppet Crafts and Activities for Kids

Puppets With Legs

Make puppets with legs dance using your own fingers.
Make puppets with legs dance using your own fingers.
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With the help of your fingers, these puppets with legs come alive and dance across the stage. What You'll Need:

  • Poster board
  • Markers
  • Blunt scissors
  • Trims such as feathers, yarn, or felt scraps
  • Craft glue

How To Make Puppets With Legs:

Step 1: On a piece of poster board, draw an animal or person from the thighs up. For example, draw a bird's head, body, wings, and tail for the puppet shape. Use markers to color in the details.

Step 2: Cut out the puppet shape. Cut two holes at the bottom of the shape. Make sure they are large enough for your middle and index fingers since your fingers will be the bird's legs.

Step 3: Glue on trims such as feathers to decorate your bird.

Step 4: Put your fingers through the holes and make your bird puppet dance.

Make more puppets to put on a show with your friends.

On the next page, learn how to make finger puppets out of felt.

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