Famous finger puppets

Famous finger puppets

Making your own simple puppets kills two birds with one stone: it's a great craft activity and then delivers hours of imaginative play for your child. This famous finger puppet is an easy starting point.

What you need:

  • A piece of cardboard about 6cm x 10cm
  • Old mags like Who, New Weekly etc.
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Number of players:


Find pictures of famous people in your magazines where the torso and head is about the size of your piece of cardboard.

Cut out the torso and head of the famous person and stick it onto the cardboard.

Trim the cardboard to fit the famous person's outline.

Cut two holes in the bottom of the torso. These are for your first and second fingers to be the 'legs.'

Stick your fingers through the holes and… hello!  It's a famous person finger puppet!


  • Admittedly this is more of a funny activity for Mum.  She can pretend to be Jennifer Aniston, then break up Angelina and Brad and make Brad re-marry Jennifer.
  • If you don't want to use magazines, you could draw any character you like onto the cardboard and cut it out to make a character puppet the same way.


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