What better way to celebrate President's Day than with finger puppets?
We found this great kids' activity at kaboose.com.
What you'll need:
-Blue and black construction paper
How to make it:
- Cut two three-inch squares, one from each of the construction sheet colors.
- Roll each square into a tube that will slip over your finger. Secure the roll with tape.
- To make the Lincoln puppet, tape the penny to the black paper tube at roughly an inch below the top.
- Cut a thin rectangle from the black paper for the hat brim. Tape the brim along the top of the head.
- To make the Washington puppet, tape the quarter to the top of the blue paper tube.
- Cut a one and a half inch square from the blue paper for the hat.
- fold the square in half, corner to corner, making a triangle.
- Cut a slit out of the center fold of the square to make an opening. Once again fold the square in half, this time folding the opposite corner to corner, making a triangle.
- Slip the hat over the top of the tube finger puppet.
- Tape both halves of the triangle together.
Dress them up by adding details to the puppets using collage materials. You might want to add a gold sequin medallion to Washington's hat, for example, and some white doily paper to the chin for a lace collar. For Lincoln, try adding a shirt collar made from white paper, and some buttons.