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Finger Friends Puppets

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These Finger Friends  Puppets are craft fun for kids and the end result is hours of finger puppet play when the craft project is complete. This craft is simple and sure to make kids smile and create scenarios for interactive conversations.

Supplies

STYROFOAM Brand Products:
2- 1" or 1-1/2" balls
1- block (optional)
1- 3" piece of chenille stem
1- pair wiggle eyes
Craft paintstiff paint brush
Felt scraps
Craft materials such as eyelash curls, pom-poms, yarn
Scissors
Craft glue or glue gun and glue sticks
Wooden skewers or toothpicks

Instructions

If desired, paint balls of STYROFOAM. Push a skewer into the balls to hold while painting; place skewers in a block of foam to hold while balls dry.

Shape 3" piece of chenille stem into a "U". Dip ends in glue and insert U shape into 2 balls so U shape will slip under the wearer's middle finger while the two balls sit on top of the hand to form the puppet's eyes. (1" balls work best for smaller hands.)

Cut felt shapes for eyes; glue wiggle eyes to felt or attach wiggle eyes directly on plastic foam balls. Glue on other features such as pom-poms and eyelash curls, or felt ears and eyelids.

Dab glue onto foam and use a skewer to push materials such as yarn into the foam for hair. Insert chenille stems into foam for antennae or eye lashes. 5. For antennae, gently curve chenille stems and glue pom-poms onto the tips of shaped chenille stems; dip in glue and insert into foam.

Modify the finger puppet instructions to create a finger friend that resembles your school mascot, favorite pet or other character. Buttons, sequins or glitter are other objects that might inspire your creativity.

This craft project is designed by Kathleen George and reprinted courtesy of the Dow Chemical Company, Manufacturer of Genuine STYROFOAM (R) brand foam.

Contributor

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Styrofoam Brand Products

STYROFOAM™ brand from Dow is one of the most trusted and widely known brand names in the craft industry. From Christmas ornaments to wedding topiaries, they have helped shape your crafting memories for 60 years. Today, their high-performance foams are helping you make tomorrow's memories.

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