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Animal Noses Finger Puppets

by on Nov 11th, 2010

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This is an activity I found on another blog site once again. I unfortunately saw it a long time ago and no longer remember what site it was! Send a reply if you think this came from your site and I would gladly acknowledge you.

Children usually enjoy pretend play. Younger children still find it difficult but they still enjoy the funny games and cute toys used. Since we were learning all about our noses, we decided to let them try making their own finger puppets with “movable” noses themselves! It’s really easy to prepare though not having a 1-hole punch big enough was difficult!


What you need:

  • Elephant/Pig pattern (I just drew my own)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard Paper
  • Permanent Maker
  • Paint
  • Googly Eyes


Step 1: Draw the pattern on some cardboard paper and cut it out


Step 2: Let the kids paint the animal with their desired color (In my case, the paint was too think and completely covered the prior lines, so I just drew over the paint again with permanent marker)


Step 3: Glue on the googly eyes


Step 4:Let the kids insert their finger (Pointer for the elephant and thumb for the pig) and enjoy! They can even paint over their finger for the added fun!


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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