Christmas Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets

Easy to make and fun to play with, these cute Santa and Elf finger puppets are the perfect toy to make this Christmas!

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

15 minutes per puppet

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take a red pipe cleaner and twist it around your finger, then remove it and bend the end of the pipe cleaner upwards.
  2. Take a sheet of pink felt and cut out a small circle, about 1.5 inches in diameter.
  3. Cut out a beard shape from a sheet of white felt and glue it to the pink circle. Use a black pen to draw a mouth onto the beard.
  4. Make Santa's hat by cutting a hat shape out of red felt, and then glueing white felt onto it to make the white trim and bobble. Glue the hat to the top of the face.
  5. Stick two wiggle eyes to Santa's face, in between the hat and the beard.
  6. Glue Santa's face onto the tip of the red pipe cleaner.
  7. Use the same technique to make the elf, using a green pipe cleaner and green and yellow felt.

Top Tip

You can use double sided tape instead of glue for faster drying times

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