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Hi-Ya! Ninja Finger Puppet Craft Your Kids Will Love

We have joined our Creative Preschool friends this week to share some fun Ninja Theme activities!  

My 3 year old is ALL about Ninjas {...what little boy isn't?!}, so I decided to create something with him in mind this week.  

We made Ninja Finger Puppets

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What you need to make your own Ninja Finger Puppets:

  • Foam
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Circle Template
  • Glue Gun/ Sticks
  • Sharp Knife (!) Please be watchful using around little hands!

Preschool Ninja Craft

I chose to use foam for our Ninja Finger Puppets for a few reasons: 1. More durable for rough-housing and 2. I recently purchased a huge pack of it, so it was the material I had on hand.

Alternatively, you could make these Ninja Finger Puppets with card stock or thin cardboard like a cereal box.

preschool ninja craft

With your circle template, trace a circle on a white and colored piece of foam.

From your piece of colored foam, cut a thin strip for where you would like the eyes to be.  

Use that strip to make the "ties" hanging off the ninja mask.  

You will now have 3 pieces of colored foam-- a small half-circle, a thin strip, and a larger half-circle.

Because we are working with foam, you will need a heavy duty glue and I chose to use my handy hot glue gun.  

Be watchful near little hands!   

Glue your colored foam onto the white circle.  

The small half-circle to the top.  The larger half-circle to the bottom, and cut the thin strip into two pieces and glue to the back of your ninja.  

With a marker, add two eyes to the white part that is showing.

preschool ninja craft

With a sharp knife, cut into the foam where your child's fingers will go.  

Once you've cut into it, trade for scissors to cut a circle shape.  

Up until now, your child would be able to help out with a lot of this process.  

Cutting through the foam with a knife and scissors is definitely for the parents, teachers, and/or caregivers!  

I apologize in advance that this part is not necessarily easy, but I am glad that we used foam. I think they will last a lot longer! 

And now your Ninja Finger Puppet(s) is ready to go.... "Hi-Ya!!"
preschool ninja craft

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