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Styrofoam Finger Puppet

Child's finger puppet made from Styrofoam ball.

Approximate Time: One half hour or less


  • 4 inch diameter Styrofoam ball
  • red felt 5 inches by 9 inches
  • 2 purchased eyes, one half inch diameter or larger
  • red pompom
  • scraps of yarn for hair
  • glue gun


  1. Cut Styrofoam ball in half using a sharp knife.

  2. Cut felt in one piece to fit both sides of ball as shown in photo 1. Glue to Styrofoam.

  3. On opposite side of felt "hinge" glue eyes and pompom to make face.

  4. Glue yarn to top and sides of upper half of puppet only.

  5. Poke three holes in the back, one in the bottom half and two in the top half of head to fit child's fingers. (Photo 2)

By Preserver from Manitoba, Canada


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