Get Fishy With Hand Puppets

Fishy Friends Hand Puppets

A very wise crab once said, “Dar­ling it’s bet­ter down where it’s wetter—under the sea.” For a bit of under­sea play (with­out get­ting wet), print out these pup­pets that fea­ture a few fishy friends.

These sea crea­tures can be col­ored as much or as lit­tle as your kids like, then with a bit of lac­ing around the edges, they are trans­formed into pup­pets that can swim around the house!

Fishy Friends Hand Puppets

Mate­ri­als

  • Print­able Fishy Friends Hand Pup­pets Tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Card Stock
  • Yarn
  • Scis­sors or Paper Cutter
  • Hole Punch
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets
  1. Print the pup­pet tem­plates on card stock and cut them in half on the dashed line. Cut two more pieces of card stock in half to use as the back of the pup­pets. I used blue for the back­ings so it’s sort of water-like.
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets
  1. Hold the front and back of each pup­pet together and punch holes on the marked dots. One end of the pup­pet doesn’t have holes because that’s where your hand will go.
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets
  1. Cut a piece of yarn that’s a lit­tle longer than one yard. Tie one end through the first hole on the pup­pet, going through both pieces of card stock. You may want to wrap a piece of tape around the other end for eas­ier lacing.
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets
  1. Lace around the three sides, wrap­ping the yarn around the edge and going through the holes. Not only do kids get to make their own pup­pet, but stitch­ing the pieces together is a great fine-motor activity!
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets
  1. Tie a knot when you reach the end of the holes, and then trim the extra yarn. Slide a hand inside and get these under­wa­ter friends swimming!
Fishy Friends Hand Puppets

I do have one con­fes­sion. Even though these are sup­posed to be for kids, I keep find­ing myself play­ing around with them and going back to make more! The fish swim up and down, do tricks, and all kinds of fun things. I hope your lit­tle ones enjoy act­ing out an under­sea adven­ture as much as I have!

Fishy Friends Hand Puppets

Happy Craft­ing!