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Crafts: Photo Finger Puppets

Crafts: Photo Finger Puppets

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Stage a pet puppet show starring friends and family with the help of this personalized puppet menagerie. Here's how to get started:


  • 2-inch styrofoam ball
  • Acrylic paint
  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Crafts: Photo Finger Puppets step 1

1. Use a pen to poke a hole in the bottom of a 2-inch Styrofoam ball; rotate it to create a space large enough for a finger.

2. Paint the ball with acrylic paint and let it dry.

3. Cut out the head of your animal of choice from craft foam. From a photograph, cut out the face of a friend or family member. Glue the photo to the front of the head.

4. On the top of the ball, use a butter knife to create a slot deep enough for the edge of the head to sit in. Squeeze a little glue on the back bottom edge of the head and place it in the slot

5. Attach beads to 3-inch lengths of pipe cleaner to make arms and legs. Twist an additional pipe cleaner into a tail shape. Poke all of them in place in the ball and let the show begin!