Craft: Greeting Card Finger Puppets

This is a no-cost project that will occupy your kids for a while.

Approximate Time: 5 - 10 minutes each


  • old greeting cards
  • scissors
  • cellophane tape
  • glue sick


  1. Let the kids cut characters from the fronts of old greeting cards. These may be animals, people, snowmen, etc.
  2. From the back of card, cut a strip measuring about 3/4x3 inches. Roll this strip into a cylinder and tape the ends together to secure.
  3. Glue a cylinder to the bottom of each character cut-out, on the back of the design.
  4. To use the puppets, slide a finger into the cylinder, then move your finger to make the puppet move.

By Marie from West Dundee, IL

December 7, 20070 found this helpful

These are so cute! thank you, jeanne3737 in Maine

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December 8, 20070 found this helpful

What a great idea and so easy. I plan to do it with other cards I get that are suitable. I can see a puppet play coming on!

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