Ladybird finger puppet

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer

Do your kids love ladybirds? Or maybe they love the story What the ladybird heard? If so then this ladybird craft might be just the thing.

Make this ladybird finger puppet, out of card using a quick and easy method. You could use the same method to make any finger puppets you like – from butterflies to fairies, dragons to knights.

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Ages: Little kids to Big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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You will need:

  • Red and black card
  • A glue stick
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 1: Roll a piece of card to fit over your finger

You can use a glue stick as your guide and cut a square of black card the same height as your glue stick and long enough to wrap around it.

Now roll your card around the glue stick to make a tube.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 2: Secure the tube with tape

Stick the edges of your rolled card tube with tape.

They should now be the perfect size to fit on your finger.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 3: Cut out some cardboard shapes

Cut two semi-circles out of red card. Then take the black card and cut an oval shape for the ladybird’s head, and six small circles for its spots.

You can draw round something small, like a button, to help you cut nice circles. Now you have all the pieces of your ladybird.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 4: Get dotty

Glue the black dots onto the wings and glue some googly eyes onto your ladybird’s face.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 5: Build your ladybird

Glue the head to the top of your black tube. Then stick on both wings, overlapping slightly at the top.

We positioned the wings so it looks like our ladybird is just about to fly off into the sky.

Arrange yours however you prefer.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 6: Add some finishing touches

Paint or draw a little smile on your ladybird’s face and cut two small lengths of pipe cleaner to make the antennae.

Tape these to the back of your ladybird’s head.

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Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer
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Step 7: Have fun playing with your ladybird finger puppet

You can now enjoy playing with it. Or why not make some more cardboard finger puppets, now you know how easy it is to do?

Your little ladybirds are all ready to fly off into the sky

 

Ladybird finger puppet - enjoy making these animal finger puppets as a fun ladybird craft this summer