Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dilly Finger Puppet Craft

The other day the boys asked if we could do a Dilly Week for school sometime. This past week we did Ghost Week and before that, Skeleton Week. Perhaps after the Holidays, we can do one for Dilly. In the meantime, I came up with a little Dilly craft project. Actually, I got the idea here, but I changed just about everything. Instead of paper, I used foam, and I put it together differently than they do on the website. One thing I changed was attaching the whiskers to the tail and sticking it through the cone, which secured them better than glue alone. I also used blue googly eyes, which really makes him stand out as Dilly. All he needs now is a PICKLE!

If you visit my website, there is a Links page. On that page I have a place to click for a PDF of activities kids can do after they read A New Job for Dilly. Feel free to print them up. There's a little Q&A worksheet, a page for kids to write the entire alphabet, a coloring page, a page that talks about what trash collectors do, and now this finger puppet craft. I hope to add more items, or possibly make new sets as each book comes out. The first book dealt with Dilly trying to find a job, so it's all about different types of work. The second book, A New Friend for Dilly is about him finding a friend, so will feature an animal theme. I can't wait to see how Lisa Oakman illustrates the next book!

I thought it would be fun to add the Dilly Finger Puppet craft project. I used an X-Acto knife to cut little slits to stick the ears in. If your child wants to do the entire thing alone, the ears could easily be attached with glue. That would be even easier if you used construction paper or cardstock, rather than craft foam. Anyway, I hope you have fun with this if you or your kids decide to give it a try. I would love to include more Dilly crafts in the future.


  1. I think a Dilly week is a SUPERB idea! Say...I want to come and make some finger puppets, too! I LOVE puppets! :)

    Happy Sunday!

    Now...I'm off to the Manor to tend to my guests that are now eating a feast of a breakfast! :)

  2. LOL Sophia I was going to say I want to come to school with the boys! THanks for all the great craft ideas my boys love them!

  3. LOVE the finger puppet! The craft ideas are wonderful.

  4. Cutest little boy and puppet!

    Here is another wonderful mousey craft for the holidays.

  5. This is awesome!!!

    And it does look just like Dilly!!!

  6. I love doing crafts and try to get my children involved when I do them. I have to keep them pretty simple though or they will lose interest and wander off.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You are my latest stalker, I mean follower. :)

  7. How cute is that little Dilly (and your model, too)!
    Those googly eyes are great - I didn't even know they came in blue.