I wrote a fun Winter Glove Puppet tutorial that is featured over at Whip Up. This is a great craft for the kids to do or help with. We have been singing “Old Macdonald” all day!

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I bought these winter gloves at Wal-Mart at $1.47 for two pair and they come in lots of colors. There are child sizes and adult sizes. These are adult sizes, but the kids can put them on too.

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The supplies I used were felt, pom pons, fabric markers, and tacky fabric glue. You really could use any crafty item to create your puppets. I have purchased a set of fabric markers and they have lasted me a couple of years. I think they were a great investment, each marker was about $2. For the glue, you can use a hot glue gun, but I didn’t mind using the fabric glue and waiting a little bit for it to dry.

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Decide what your puppets are going to be. I chose Old MacDonald’s Farm. You could do story book characters like, Goldilocks, Three Little Pigs, Little Red Hen, 5 Little Monkeys, or 4 Green Speckled Frogs and have the thumb be the log. My son wanted to make a Dinosaur Alien puppet. He designed it himself.

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I cut everything out first for each finger and placed them on to see if they worked. Then I glued each piece on. You will need to wait at least one hour, maybe more just to be sure. I did have to re-glue one or two places, and I may have to in the future. That is why hot glue would be better, but it is just hot and messy sometimes.

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Now you have a fun new puppet. You can sing the song or read the fairytale as you play with your puppet. I am going to bring it in the car for a little playtime distraction. It’s also a great toy for church or in line at the grocery store.

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