It’s FREEBIE FRIDAY! Today, I have a free tutorial!
The last couple months, my daughter E and I have been learning a a lot of new songs and fingerplays. Songs and fingerplays are an AWESOME and FUN way to help your child learn new language. They also are setting your child up to be better readers as songs and fingerplays, especially the ones that have rhyme, encourage the development of preliteracy skills including phonological awareness skills.
When I was collecting songs for my post 10 Fall and Thanksgiving Fingerplays, I specifically looked for some owl fingerplays, because I am totally into owls right now (as is a whole lot of other people, just look at Pinterest!). I did fine one cute one.
Then I thought, “How cool would it be to have owl finger puppets to go along with this fingerplay?” And so, you know, I went ahead and made them myself.
So today I am going to do my *very first* online tutorial (so bear with me, I am bound to mess this up) on how to make your own owl finger puppets. Ready? OK here we go…
What you will need:
- The template (see below where you can download)
- Printer to print the template, and paper to print it out on (I suggest card stock, but I actually made all mine with a simple paper template).
- Felt in different colors
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- 10 small googly eyes
Steps to make an owl finger puppet: (more…)