Animal Finger Puppets

  • All Ages

Recycle an old or mismatched glove to create adorable finger puppets.


  • Paint Brushes Triangle Handle
  • Neon Fuzzy Sticks
  • Rainbow Fuzzy Sticks
  • Acrylic Paint Jars, 24 Assorted colors
  • Rainbow Poms Assorted Sizes, 100 pieces
  • Glove
  • Foam Sheets (yellow, white, grey, pink)
  • Heavy Duty Scissors ** May require adult assistance
  • Glue Gun ** May require adult assistance


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Finger puppet project


Glove Finger puppet


Step 2.


Use scissors to cut the fingers off from glove. Tip: You might need heavy duty scissors and the help of an adult to cut through the fabric.



Step 3.


If desired, paint each of the fingers.  Tip: your glove might already be the perfect color for a puppet and doesn’t need paint. We left one fingertip of our grey glove unpainted for a cute dog puppet!

Penguin Finger Puppet


Step 4.


To make the penguin, cut a small oval from the white foam. This will be the penguin’s belly.  Using the glue gun, attach the foam oval, (2) wiggly eyes and an orange pom (for the beak) to the black finger. You will need the help of an adult when using the hot glue gun.

Penguin Finger puppet for kids


Step 5.


Cut (2) small pieces from a black Fuzzy Stick.  Attach one to each side of the penguin, to form the flippers. The penguin finger puppet is now complete.

Pig Finger Puppet


Step 6.


Make a pig shaped puppet using a pink fingertip. To make the pig’s snout, cut a small circle from a pink foam sheet. Attach the foam snout and (2) Wiggly Eyes to form the base. Add (2) tiny purple Poms to the snout to create the nostrils.

Pig Puppet


Step 7.


Cut (2) triangular ears from a pink foam sheet and attach to the pig puppet.

Googly Eye Kids Craft


Step 8.


To complete the pig finger puppet, curl a small piece of a pink Fuzzy Stick  and attach the tail to the back.

Rooster Finger Puppet


Step 9.


To make a rooster finger puppet, cut a small oval from a yellow foam sheet and attach to an orange finger as the belly. Glue (2) wiggly eyes and an orange pom for the beak.

Bird Puppet


Step 10.


Cut a very small piece of red Fuzzy stick, and glue to the rooster, under his beak and overlapping his belly, as shown.

puppets for kids


Step 11.


To make the top part of the rooster’s head, called the comb, cut a 1 1/2” piece of red Fuzzy Stick. Bend the Fuzzy Stick between your fingers to create the comb, as shown.



Step 12.


Attach the comb to the top of the head to finish the rooster puppet.

Dog finger puppet


Step 13.


To make the dog, cut a small oval from the white foam and attach to the grey fingertip. Glue (2) wiggly eyes, one tiny pink pom on top of one small white pom to create the dog’s face, as shown.

How to make a dog finger puppet


Step 14.


Cut (2) ear shapes from a gray foam sheet and attach to the dog puppet.

finger puppet kids craft


Step 15.


To complete, the dog finger puppet, cut a small piece of black Fuzzy Stick and attach to the back as a tail.

Animal Finger Puppets


Step 16.


You are now finished with the puppets! Wear them all on one hand or put (2) on each hand and put on a play!