I was looking for a fun craft I could make with my boys to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We had bought a fun craft pack at the dollar store that included pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners. I instantly thought that finger puppets would be fun. While it ended up being too challenging a craft to make with my almost 4 year olds, they loved the finished product!
Supplies for Love Bug Finger Puppets:
- coloured pom poms of various sizes
- pipe cleaners
- small googly eyes
- hot glue gun
- scissors that can cut pipe cleaners
Wrap pipe cleaner around your finger until tightly wound around your finger. Cross excess pipe cleaner over so that the wound pipe cleaner does not unravel. (do this a second time to make a thicker puppet like the example on the right with the pink body).
Hot glue a pom pom on for the head, then glue on googly eyes.
Attach either pom poms or cut and shaped pipe cleaner on the head.
Cut and shape pipe cleaners into a heart and glue to the back to form it’s wings.
Then, get ready to play!
My favourite part of this project was that it cost only a few cents. Our craft package from the dollar store cost $1.25 and could have made 25 puppets! A quick, easy and fun craft.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your love bugs.