Kasper finger puppets

Find out how to make some fantastic Kasper finger puppets!

Kaspar template

Kasper is a traditional puppet in Germany. He appears in puppet plays and books and is similar to Mr. Punch.

Why not make two finger puppets and perform a German puppet play with them?

You will need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Glue
  3. Lots of colouring pencils
  4. The printed template (see below)

You can colour in Mr. Punch and Kaspar, and decide what your puppets look like!

Before you start, make sure you get an adult to help you!

Click here to download the finger puppet template (PDF)

Step 1

First of all, print out the template and colour in the body parts of your finger puppets.

Colour in the figures

Step 2

Then cut out the template.

Cut out the figures

Step 3

Now fold the finger puppet’s body along the long straight line, so there are two sides: a back-side and a front-side.

Fold the body

Step 4

There is also a long white strip on the side of the finger puppet. Fold it back and put some glue on it.

Fold the white strip

Step 5

With the glue on the white line you can now glue the front and the back together. Watch out, as you still have to be able to fit your finger inside the puppet!

Glue on the head

Step 6

Now glue the head and arms to the finger puppet’s body and wait until the glue has dried.

Put it all together

Step 7

Your finger puppet is ready! Why not perform a play with it?

… and your finger puppet is ready!