About five years ago I started teaching a Sculpey art enrichment class at the school I work at. Out of the countless art classes I’ve taught over the years, this is by far the most popular. The kids LOVE this class. I give them a lot of freedom, which I think is part of the appeal, but also Sculpey is just so much fun. This week the project was finger puppets, thanks to an amazing 8 year old I know. They were so much fun to make and really great to play with afterwards.
The steps are pretty simple. Make a ball a little bigger than your thumb. Stick the eraser end of a pencil in the ball almost halfway down and remove. Stick your finger into that hole and form a mushroom top over the top of your finger. Set it on the table to flatten and smooth the bottom a little bit. Then, add whatever details you’re in the mood for. The kids really liked the ghost, which is the most simple. I am all halloweened out, so I’m glad there are a lot more options than just ghosts. I love the long hair on the one above, made by a first grader. The amazing Miss Piggy below isn’t a finger puppet, but it’s totally awesome and I just wanted to share it, since the creator gave me the idea for the scupley finger puppets. Thanks Frankie! Keep the ideas coming.
These are great! And yet another reminder that I really need to introduce my kids to Sculpey clay!
It’s really the best. I’ve been teaching a sculpey class for years and the kids just keep coming back for more. They love it!
I totally made some of these guys last night thanks to you! I hold you personally responsible for my lack of sleep…I just really needed to make some after seeing your post 😉
Ha! I publicly apologize ; ) How did they come out??
Awesome post! Will totally make a few of these for my boy’s room decoration. I’m sure he’ll be surprised and would totally swoon over these. Thanks a bunch for sharing!
My pleasure! They are really fun to make and play with! Enjoy!