I guess we’ve been on a “roll” lately.
Last week was telescopes, this week it’s butterfly finger puppets (and room decor) and binoculars.
Butterfly Finger Puppets
- toilet paper roll tubes (or paper towel roll tubes cut in half)
- construction paper or coffee filters (the cone type)
- pipe cleaners
- crayons (or markers, paint or stickers)
- double-sided tape (or glue)
Decorate the “wings” with crayons, markers, stickers or paint. Then, lay the butterfly’s “body” in the middle of the wings and tape or glue down.
Now, put them over your fingers and flap away!
*Tip #1: if you have a small toddler, place all her fingers into the tube and it will be easier for her to manipulate.
*Tip #2: When your toddler tires of her puppets, you can always use them as a fun new room decoration!
We taped ours to Jane’s bedroom mirror to go along with the butterfly theme:
Use tape to stick two paper roll tubes together.
Tell me that wasn’t the easiest toddler activity ever!
LEARN! Fine motor skills, coordination, imaginative play