Celebrate President’s Day with these quick and easy paper finger puppets of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This craft is perfect for kids ages 4 and up!
What you’ll need:
- Blue and black construction paper
- Cellophane tape
- Lincoln-head penny
- Washington-head quarter
How to make it:
- Cut two three-inch squares, one from each of the construction sheet colors.
- Roll each square into a tube that will slip over your finger. Secure the roll with cellophane tape. Note: By using tape instead of glue, the coins won’t be harmed.
- To make the Lincoln puppet, tape the penny to the black paper tube at roughly an inch below the top.
- Cut a thin rectangle from the black paper for the hat brim. Tape the brim along the top of the head.
- To make the Washington puppet, tape the quarter to the top of the blue paper tube.
- Cut a one-and-half-inch square from the blue paper for the hat.
- Fold the square in half, corner to corner, making a triangle.
- Cut a slit out of the center fold of the square to make an opening. Once again fold the square in half, this time folding the opposite corner to corner, making a triangle.
- Slip the hat over the top of the tube finger puppet.
- Tape both halves of the triangle together.
- Dress them up by adding details to the puppets using collage materials. You might want to add a gold sequin medallion to Washington’s hat, for example, and some white doily paper to the chin for a lace collar. For Lincoln, try adding a shirt collar made from white paper, and some buttons.
Featured project from Kaboose and Kathy Ross.
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