Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I love making finger puppets!!! It is one of my favorite projects that I do every year. I am always amazed at the creativity of my students. Every class uses the same materials (felt, pom-poms, google eyes, feathers and buttons), but every student's puppet is so different!!! The first time I did this project I made everyone do an animal puppet, but students were asking if they could make something else like a pirate, star wars, or a self-portrait (see below), and many more great ideas, so now I do not limit them to an animal. One student even made a puppet portrait of me, Mrs. Castrigano (see below, the one with the paintbrush and feather hair). I also enjoy students creating puppets about things they love and enjoy, like the basketball puppets below. I do this lesson with 5-8th graders because I feel you are never to old to make puppets!!