Animal Finger Faces
Make some animal finger faces and put on a show.
You will need:
- Print-out (1 page)
- Coloured sticky circles
- Black felt tip pen
- Sticky tape
- Grey card
- Blue card
- White card
- Your fingers
Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.
What to do:
To make an elephant finger face, draw two elephant ear shapes on a grey piece of card.
Cut out the shapes with safety scissors.
Take two blue circle stickers and stick one to each elephant ear. Tip: If you don't have sticky circles you could cut circles out of card and stick them to your fingers using a little blob of PVA glue.
Place the stickers onto the knuckle of your middle finger.
Cut a small triangle shape from a piece of white card. Sticky tape this to the back of your finger to make the elephant's tusks.
With a black felt tip, draw two dots onto the blue stickers to make the elephant's eyes. Now draw two lines on your finger nail to make a trunk. To make your elephant's feet draw toes on the two fingers either side of your elephant's head.
Now your elephant is finished. If you lift your middle finger you can see your elephant move his trunk!
To make a froggy finger face take two green circle stickers and draw black dots on them with a felt tip pen. These will be your froggy eyes! Tip:If you don't have sticky circles you could cut circles out of card and stick them to your fingers using a little blob of PVA glue.
Take a large green circle sticker
Stick the eyes to a large green circle sticker.
You have now made a frog's head!
Stick the frog's head to the tip of your middle finger. Try making frogs for each of your five fingers.
See if you can make them look happy or sad by drawing different mouths on each one. Take a black felt tip and add a mouth to your frog's head. Now your froggy friend is finished!
To make a rabbit finger face draw two rabbit ear shapes on to a piece of blue card.
Cut out the rabbit ear shapes with safety scissors.
Take a large blue circle sticker and stick it to the two rabbit ears. This makes your rabbit's head.
Cut out a small square from a piece of white card and draw a black line down the middle of it with a felt tip pen. Stick this to the bottom of your rabbit's head to look like teeth.
Stick your rabbit's head to the tip of your middle finger.
Take a black felt tip and add eyes, a nose and whiskers to your rabbit's head.
Now add a white circle sticker to the back of your finger to make a tail for your rabbit.
Your rabbit is now finished. If you wiggle your finger up and down your rabbit will look like he is bouncing about.
Once you have made all your finger faces, why not put on a puppet show? Try making a stage out of a box and then hide behind it so only your fingers can be seen. You could decorate the stage with paints, draw a scene for the puppets to play in and then write a story and act it out.