This was a really fun activity that Little Bear loved! We made these super cute Halloween finger puppets and then used them for storytelling. We did three different stories with them and then Little Bear made up his own story. You can make these finger puppets too with only a few materials and a little time.
- Felt (orange, white, black, a scrap of green) — You could also use Craft Foam instead!
- Hot Glue Gun
- Sharpie Marker
- Wiggle Eyes
- Halloween Finger Puppet Pattern
First, print off the Halloween finger puppet patterns and cut out each piece. Lay them onto the correct color of felt and trace around the pattern with a sharpie marker. Cut out each of the felt pieces. Separate all of the “body” pieces from the other pieces. Hot glue around the edges and top, but NOT around the bottom. Press the front and back pieces together. Try to put the side that has sharpie marker on the inside so that it cannot be seen.
For the bat, put hot glue on the middle of the wings, then press it onto the back of the body. Glue googly eyes onto the front of the bat and ghost.
For the pumpkins, put hot glue on the backs of the pumpkins, and then press them onto the front of the body. For the bigger pumpkins, you might want to put hot glue on the body and then press the pumpkin onto it because the pumpkin is bigger than the body. Glue on a stem, then draw on a face.
For storytelling, I simply told the stories of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Three Little Pigs, but I changed them up a little. It was The Flying Bat and the Three Pumpkins and The Three Building Pumpkins. I basically told the exact same stories as Goldilocks and The Three Little Pigs, but with new characters. We also pulled out the book Five Little Pumpkins and used the pumpkin finger puppets to tell that story.
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