Make Marker Cap Finger Puppets

August 13th, 2011 by zoe 8 Comments

Down at the bottom of the art bin we found some old dried up markers. I love creating craft projects and toys from garbage, packaging and containers that would normally go straight to the dump.

These little finger puppet people were made from old dried up marker caps, some yarn, masking tape and glue. Somehow those markers are always getting separated from their caps and drying out!  The boys really like to wiggle their fingers and get their hair flapping, making it pretty hard to photograph!

It’s also pretty fun to start with really long hair and give them hair dews and haircuts!

We used the colored masking tape that we used in this project awhile back but plain old masking tape is just as fun. Oh, and yes, I did hide that fancy pretty washi tape and now can NOT remember where I put it!

To print and save this project for later, click project sheet, save to file and print.

We are working on another variation of this that we cant wait to share next week!


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8 Responses

  1. Wish I would have had this idea when I was an Elementary Art Teacher! Cold have used all those caps for these wonderful puppets!

  2. erica says:

    You know if I didn’t love you so much I’d hate you for being so much better at mothering than I am!

  3. debbie says:

    Now I know what to do with all the marker lids I have in my art room! Love this idea!

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  5. Jen says:

    Just dropping by to let you know that I featured this project today on Projects for Preschoolers. This will appear in the main RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here:

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    Thank you for sharing such fantastic fun!

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