Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Finger Puppet Stand

Yesterday, I showed off Ninja finger puppets


My favorite way to display finger puppets, even the silent deadly kind, is on a finger puppet stand.


The steps are fairly simple.  Get some scrap wood, size depends on how long you want to make your stand.  You'll also need a dowel rod.


Optional:  You can router the edges of the scrap wood.
*You can also buy beveled plaques very similar at any hobby store for a $1-$2.


Mark your base approximately where you want the holes to go.  Using a drill press, drill holes into the base without going all the way through.  Roughly about a 1/4 of an inch depth should be enough.


Cut your dowel rod into approximately 3 inch sections.

Grab your stand, dowel rods and wood glue.


Glue the dowel rods into place.  Once in place, you may want to place another piece of scrap wood over the dowel rods.  Tap them into place using a hammer to provide a more secure attachment.  Allow plenty of time for them to dry and set.

Decide what color you want your stand to be and apply at least 2 coats of spray paint.


Place your finger puppets upon the stand and proudly display.


And, yes, we make a lot of finger puppets in this house.

19 comments:

  1. But they're the cutest finger puppets! Stands a great idea, cute on display.

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  2. Ha ha.. these are soo stinking cute! What a cute way to organize and display them!
    xoxo
    Amie

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  3. I was *totally* wondering about the stand when you wrote yesterday's post!! :)

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  4. Pure genius my friend! So cute!!

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  5. Oh my gosh...way too cute! I had to share!

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  6. Uhhhh... you have a drill press? Whoa, lady. You're all sorts of Ana White, aren't you?

    I'm impressed. I love this finger puppet stand! It makes me want to make finger puppets! :)

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  7. Only you would think to make a stand for all of your finger puppets! What a great way to display them!

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  8. You smart lady, what a way to show off your handiwork..now it's double duty...play and decor! I'm thinking with a very small adjustment you could make this for the full size puppets too.
    Thanks Amy! Di

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  9. Now the Ninjas can keep their eyes on you!!! Haha. I love the kiddie puppets too. How cute a display, and also keeps them organized.

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  10. I love the line up of animals! Cute!

    Hope all is going well for you today!?!

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  11. Great idea! I'm finding that the small things are the most difficult to keep organized in my little one's room.... Smart way to keep up with those tiny little puppets! :)

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  12. I love it! Finger puppets are just so darn cute, they really should be displayed!

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  13. Okay, this is so stinking cute! I pinned and will absolutely share on FB next week (hope that's okay with you!).

    :) Linda

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  14. Great idea! I used to love these when I was little lol
    We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

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  15. A very clever way to display finger puppets, not to mention to keep them in one place and stop them from getting lost in amongst other toys.

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  16. So cute! I used finger puppets with preschoolers and wish I had known about this them -- perfect idea to keep them safe and findable when you need them! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  17. Those little animal finger puppets are just. too. cute.!!! I'm pinning to make with my little munchkins. My little girl is an animal lover and would be so thrilled :) Thanks for the great idea!
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Amber. What a lovely comment.

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