Finger Family Puppets and Mini Theater

Make a mini play space starring your own family!
By Karen Brody, MA
Feb 13, 2017
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Feb 13, 2017

It's time to give favorite family photos a new playtime purpose. 

MATERIALS 

  • gloves
  • family photos
  • tacky glue
  • glitter glue
  • shoe box
  • paint
  • stickers, glittery craft foam, and rickrack. 
  1. CUT the fingers off the gloves. Then cut the faces of your family members out of the photos. 
  2. GLUE the faces onto the glove fingertips using tacky glue. Decorate the rest of the glove finger with glitter glue and allow to dry. 
  3. CUT a rectangle out of the bottom of the shoe box for a window (an X-ACTO knife works best). Paint the box any color or design you wish and then allow it to dry. 
  4. DECORATE the box by gluing on rickrack around the window. Cut a crown shape out of glittery craft foam and glue it on the top. Finish it off with a few stickers (we chose stars). 
 
Note: Place these puppets on Popsicle sticks and glue them inside the theater for a uniwue family photo picture frame. 
 

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Photo Credit: Tara Donne

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