We have a surfeit of pipe cleaners in the house. A glut. An embarrassment of pipe cleaners. I don't know how it happened, but we should probably start using them instead of hoarding them (not sure what kind of situation I've been envisaging in which shedloads of pipe cleaners would save the day?). 

Thought it would be fun to experiment with making animal finger puppets - here are the results. An octopus (actually an octo-alien - he has two more eyes at the back, Matthew was quite insistent about it), a bird and a butterfly. 

I reckon the possibilities are endless though, really, depending on a) how adventurous you're feeling and b) the dexterity of the little fingers you're working with. How about trying mice, rabbits, frogs, lions, elephants... dinosaurs...? 


 


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19/02/2013 4:18pm

Oh my, me and my Zeds are big fans of pipe cleaners. I even have a designated label for them on my blog! Love those puppets - they are now on my list to make.

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Jenny
19/02/2013 7:19pm

Thanks! Pipe cleaners rock. I've checked out & am now following your blog too : )

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20/02/2013 5:46pm

Great finger puppets, love the octo-alien. Pipe cleaners are fab to work with.

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Jenny
20/02/2013 7:18pm

Thank you! It's really nice to get feedback : )

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