Instructions: How To Make Your Squirrel Finger Puppets
When you purchase a set of Better For Your Kid's Stainless Steel Tumblers featuring the laser engraved juggling squirrels (that was a mouthful!), you'll find inside a craft activity to make squirrel finger puppets. The Tumblers feature squirrels on one side juggling anywhere from 1 to 9 acorns, and on the other side is the corresponding number both written and in numerical form. We think this is a great way to teach kids to read and write numbers, and to differentiate between their cups!
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Color the squirrel with your favorite colors! This is much easier to do before the squirrel is cut out and glued together, so we suggest you do it first.
(This step is optional. You might prefer to keep the natural paper color!)
Under the supervision of an adult or guardian, carefully cut out the puppet cone body. Choose the face that you prefer and cut it out too (front and back). Always be careful using scissors and don't attempt to cut out your squirrels unless you're being assisted by an adult.
NOTE: Don’t cut off the ‘TAB’ as you need this to glue the cone body together!
Roll the body into a cone shape. Glue the ‘TAB’ to the inside of the cone so that the two ends of the cone meet. Also glue both sides of the tail together so that you can see the printed details from each side. Pinch the top of the cone together and glue just the top of the cone front to the back of the cone.
Glue the face of the head onto the front of the cone body. Then glue the back of the head onto the back of the cone body, making sure that the front and back of the head are glued together with the edges lined up as best you can. You can now bend the tail to one side if you would like to see the tail from the front.
This is the hardest part; wait until the glue dries! Now you can play with your squirrel! You may like to place two fingers inside the body if one finger is too loose. You can also try stuffing the cone body with some tissue or cotton wool if it is too big.
SHOW US YOUR SQUIRREL!
We would love for you to send us some photos of you and your squirrel puppets so we can feature you on our websites and/or social media. Please note that by sending us your photos you're agreeing to have us feature them on our website/s and social media. Email your photos to our squirrel admins via firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also post them yourself on Facebook and tag us. You may need to find us on Facebook and give our page a 'Like' first. Find us at www.facebook.com/betterforyour/
If you're posting to Instagram, tag @betterforyour and we'll drop by and say hello!
Disclaimer and Copyright
Squirrel puppet designs, the Better For Your logo, Laser designs, and squirrel cartoon characters are Copyright 2016 Better For Your™
The squirrel finger puppet designs may not be reproduced or used for commercial purposes. It will be considered a breach of copyright if the designs and/or adaptations of the designs, both printed and/or soft copies are offered for sale, given away, included in or bundled with products.
If you would like to make copies of the squirrel puppets for your own personal use you may do so on the condition that the use of the squirrel designs does not provide financial gain to yourself and/or third parties.
If you would like to use the squirrel puppet design for community groups or school use kindly send an email to email@example.com explaining how you would like to use the squirrel puppets and we will send you an email providing permission for non commercial use on the condition that Better For Your (TM) is recognized as the copyright owner.