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Project

Origami Finger Puppet

Introduction

Paper napkins are used to create a menagerie of origami animals: bunnies, a dog, and a bear that can be made during the party. Flowers made out of the napkins in the same way can be used to hold tiny treats.

Materials

  • Paper napkins
  • Colored pencils, crayons or markers

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fold top corner down to bottom; reopen. Fold bottom corner up to middle; refold top down.

  2. Step 2

    Fold left and right corners down to bottom.

  3. Step 3

    Fold bottom points up, angled, beyond top edges. (For bear, fold so ears are short.)

  4. Step 4

    Fold sides in at an angle, as shown

  5. Step 5

    Fold bottom point up to meet the top center point; flip over.

  6. Step 6

    Fold tips of center points to the back. Shape ears: For dog, fold forward; for bear, fold tips back; for bunny, leave long. Draw on details.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 21 2006

Reviews (5)

  • FlowerNanny 21 Jul, 2014

    Great project! I am a nanny for a 7-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl who absolutely loved this. The first few steps took a few tries to figure out, but after that it was a breeze. We ended up making a whole family of foxes and put on a puppet show for the parents. Love the creativity!

  • Bvstudio 12 Aug, 2011

    The directions were surprisingly easy to follow once we got started. We made them using construction paper, and used a square napkin as a template. Fun, quick and cute!

  • SlimC 12 Aug, 2011

    Nice Project

  • Sydneytk 31 May, 2008

    My kids are little to young to make these themselves, but I made them

  • JSilvia 16 Feb, 2008

    My boy enjoy a lot to do his puppet, thanks