These puppets are simple and especially suited to a classroom setting. Make several finger puppets, then tell a story or put on a play that features them.
Print, cut, fold, glue/tape, and tell a story.
This PDF includes a set of 9 paper finger puppets.
You will need
Glue or tape
Craft Knife (if you want perfect puppets)
Any paper can be used but we recommend printing on firm paper for best results. The second page contains the images.
These finger puppets are very simple to put together for most children. My 1st-5th graders assemble them without much assistance. Younger children may require some help. The puppets require folding, cutting and gluing.
About the characters:
1. Cantinflas: A Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter.
2. Condorito: A Comic book and comic strip character. He is meant to be a representation of the Latin American people and was created by René Ríos, known as Pepo
3. Salvador Dalí: A Famous surrealist painter from Spain
4. El chapulín Colorado: The Red Grasshopper or as Captain Hopper in the English version of El Chavo: animated series) is a Mexican television comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1981 and parodied superhero shows. It was created by Roberto Gómez Bolaños (Chespirito),
5. El chavo del 8: A Mexican television sitcom that gained enormous popularity in Hispanic America as well as in Brazil, Spain, United States and other countries. It centers on the adventures and tribulations of the title character—a poor orphan nicknamed "El Chavo" (which means "The kid"), played by the show's creator, Roberto Gómez Bolaños "Chespirito"
6. Frida Kahlo: A Famous Mexican painter
7. Luchador Mexicano: Typical costume used by the Mexican wrestles
8. Mafalda: An Argentine comic strip written and drawn by cartoonist Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known by his pen name Quino. The strip features a 6-year-old girl named Mafalda, who reflects the Argentinian middle class and progressive youth, is concerned about humanity and world peace, and has serious attitude problems but in an innocent manner.
9. Don Quijote: the hero of a novel by Cervantes who has become one of the most influential writers in the world. Cervantes is considered by many the Shakespeare of the Spanish speaking world.