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Finger Puppet Pilgrim Craft

Finger Puppet Pilgrim Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Keep kids entertained while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner this year by making these cute pilgrim paper finger puppets. Kids can have a puppet show while they eagerly wait for the turkey to emerge from the oven. Make sure to visit our Thanksgiving index for even more fun including Thanksgiving crafts, holiday printables, recipes and more.

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by Amanda Formaro

What you'll need

  • Construction paper: white, brown, black and yellow
  • 2 short or 1 long cardboard tube(s)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Peach and pink crayons
  • Black marker
  • Pattern

Helpful Tip:

Save paper towel and toilet tissue tubes for projects such as this. Buy construction paper in value packs from discount department stores. White school glue is a suitable substitute for glue sticks, just spread with a soft paintbrush or your fingers.

How to make it

  1. Color a 2" x 6" section of white construction paper with the peach crayon. Cut out section then cut in half. You should now have 2- 2" x 3" peach pieces.
  2. Glue the peach strips to the top of the 2 cardboard tubes. These will be the faces.
  3. Cover the remainder of the cardboard tubes with black (man) and brown (woman) construction paper, overlapping the peach face a little.
  4. Cut 2 collars from white construction paper using pattern. Glue to top of shirt, wrap around and glue in place.
  5. Cut woman's hair from yellow construction paper using pattern. Cut man's hair from brown construction paper, cut a strip about the width of the woman's hair. Wrap around the back of the cardboard tubes, peach paper in the front, and trim if needed. Glue in place.
  6. Cut hat from black paper and bonnet from white using patterns. Cut a small strip of brown for the hatband, glue and trim. Cut small strips of white paper for the buckle. Glue to the hatband. Glue hat to man's head and bonnet to woman's head.
  7. Use pink crayon to add rosy cheeks.
  8. Use black marker to add eyes and smile.
  9. Insert fingers into bottom of tube and play with your puppets!