Your kids will love reading their favorite book with these The Three Little Pigs finger puppets that are fun to make and adjustable to the size of your fingers.
For the longest time, my daughter’s favorite book was The Three Little Pigs. We must have read a dozen different versions of it, and it’s still at the top of her list today.
Finger puppets are so great to reinforce literacy and listening comprehension skills. When my daughter was a toddler, using finger puppets and popsicle stick puppets were the only ways that she could sit still and read a book. And after reading the same book several times, the kids can use the puppets to act out the story.
The Three Little Pigs is the perfect book to use finger puppets with! You have the three brother pigs with different personalities and a big bad wolf that goes around huffing and puffing and blowing the houses down. The storyline and dialogue are fun for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners.
These Three Little Pigs finger puppets are easy to make with the free printable template. You can customize the size of the rings that go on the back of the puppets to the size of your fingers. You can make a set for when you are reading to the kids, and another set with smaller size rings for the kids to put on The Three Little Pigs puppet show!
How to Make The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets
- Free The Three Little Pigs finger puppets template
- Colored construction paper or cardstock
- Glue stick
- Black marker or Sharpie
1. Download and print out The Three Little Pigs template. Cut out all the template patterns.
2. Prepare 2 different shades of pink papers for the paper pig crafts, 3 different colored construction papers for the 3 pigs’ clothes, and grey paper for the wolf puppet. The pigs’ shirt colors may vary depending on which version of the book you have.
Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut out the traced patterns.
** Note: I decided to make the arms for the pigs after I completed the puppets the first time, so the pig arm patterns are not in the picture above. Also not pictured are the eye cutouts.
3. Glue the 2 arm cutouts on both sides of the wolf’s body. Glue the nose cutouts on the pigs’ faces and the shirt cutouts on the pigs’ bodies.
4. Cut out the eye patterns from the template. Glue the eye cutouts on the wolf and pig paper crafts. Use a black pen or Sharpie to draw the noses and mouths on the characters.
5. Glue the arm cutouts on both sides of the pigs’ bodies.
You are done with The Three Little Pigs paper crafts! You may want to use them to re-create a scene in the book, perhaps the wolf blowing down the wooden house. Another idea is to glue popsicle sticks in the back of the characters to make popsicle stick puppets.
Read on to learn how you can make finger puppets out of these paper crafts!
How to Make Rings for The Little Fingers Finger Puppets
6. Cut a strip of paper and roll it into a ring. You can wrap the ring around your or your child’s fingers to assess the size. The ring should be able to slide on the fingers but not go over the middle phalanx (the widest part of your finger located in the middle of the finger).
Apply glue or tape to the open ends to secure the ring.
7. Stick the rings on the back on the finger puppets. They should be located closer to the bottom of the puppets.
Now you can insert the rings onto your fingers and use the paper craft puppets to tell the story of The Three Little Pigs. Enjoy making the plot come alive with these adorable pigs and wolf finger puppets!
Final Thoughts on The Three Little Pigs Finger Puppets
These The Three Little Pigs finger puppets are excellent for a storytime craft. After reading the story to the kids, you can hand out the templates for everyone to make their own puppets. For toddlers who can’t use scissors yet, you can help cut out all the template pieces so that they can assemble the puppets with a glue stick.
To download to craft, simply fill out the form below and the free printable template will be delivered to your inbox.
Please note that you can adjust the size of the template with your printer settings. You may want to scale the size down or up depending on the size of your fingers.