Get into the Halloween spirit with these adorable no-sew finger puppets. Your little ones will love creating and playing with these sweet and spooky little ghosts. This simple craft is perfect for fingerplay, I’ve even included a few fun rhymes! With both preschoolers (who will love playing with these) and younger children (who might prefer watching an adult) in mind, these puppets fit little fingers as well as grown-ups. You need just a few simple supplies and little help from your resident artist to create these phantasmic finger puppets!
To Make No-Sew Ghost Finger Puppets You’ll Need
- White Felt
- Permanent Marker
- Hot Glue
- Optional: Pinking Shears
How to Make No-Sew Ghost Finger Puppets
- Fold your felt in half and cut five ghost shapes about 2 inches wide and 2 1/4 inches tall. Optional: cut the bottoms with pinking shears for a zig zag effect. You will have 5 pairs of shapes, 10 total.
- Take the top of each pair and have your child (or yourself) draw ghost faces with permanent marker. This is easiest to do if you help by holding the felt steady and remind them not to push too hard.
- Lastly, glue your puppets together. For each pair run a line of hot glue around the curved edge of the unmarked piece and lay the drawn piece on top.
Fingerplay Rhymes for you Little Ghost Finger Puppets
Five Little Ghosts
Five little ghosts flying through the door,
One flew away and then there were four.
Four little ghosts spooky as can be,
One flew away and then there were three.
Three little ghosts drinking Halloween brew,
One flew away and then there were two.
Two little ghosts having lots of fun,
One went home and then there was one.
One little ghost’s a real superhero,
Went to help a friend and then were was zero!
– Author Unkown
Five Little Ghosts (Version 2)
Five little ghosts all dressed in white
Scaring each other on Halloween night.
Boo! said the first one, I ™ll catch you!
Woooo! said the second, I don't care if you do!
The third ghost said, You can't run away from me.
The fourth one said, I ™ll scare everyone I see!
Then the last one said, It's time to disappear.
See you at Halloween time next year!
– Author Unknown
Five Little Ghosts (Version 3)
Five little ghosts flying ˜cross the moor,
One went home, that left four.
Four little ghosts dancing ˜round the tree,
Another went home, that left three.
Three little ghosts over the houses flew,
Another went home, that left two.
Two little ghosts, having lots of fun,
Another went home, that left one.
One little ghost, now all alone,
He got so lonely, he flew back home.
– Author Unknown
Have a blast crafting, learning, and playing with these little ghost finger puppets!
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