DIY Kiwi Finger Puppet

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Use the DIY Kiwi finger puppet to spark a conversation about birds that cannot fly!

Have you ever noticed your child playacting? Play acting is a natural way to learn, and today’s activity is designed to help you enhance your child’s play-acting moments.

We show you how to make a DIY Kiwi finger puppet – although you can use the instructions to design virtually anything to spark your child’s interests. Here for instance you can use the DIY kiwi finger puppet to spark a conversation about birds that cannot fly!

Skills and Subjects:
Storytelling, Fine Motor Skills and Visual Spatial Skills

Age group: 3 to 6 years

Time Required: 30 mins

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Materials required

Colored paper, Felt Paper, Scissors, Glue, Fingers and Googly eyes.

Step 01 (Parental Assistance)

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Cut the brown paper to these shapes. You need a head, arms, stomach, body, back, feet and nose.

Step 02

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Using these shapes, you can now cut the black & yellow felt paper.
Black is for the body of the Kiwi and Yellow for the Nose & feet

Step 03

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Ready? Stick the pieces together and don’t forget to add the Googly eyes.

Step 04

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Time to get the puppet ready. Stick the corners of the black body felt behind the kiwi face.

Step 05

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Your kiwi finger puppet is ready! Now go ahead and create a drawer full of your own designs – and don’t forget to share your creation on the BuzzingBubs Facebook Page

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