Circus Finger Puppets

Make these easy circus finger puppets for your circus-themed finger plays, story reading, and other circus-themed activities.
Circus Finger Puppets craft


  • A4 or Letter size paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue


Step 1 Printable Circus Finger Puppets 1. Print out these Miniature Circus Characters set on A4 or Letter size paper.
Step 2 Circus Finger Puppets 2. Color the circus characters.
Step 3 Circus Finger Puppets 3. Cut out each circus character along the dotted lines.
Step 4 Circus Finger Puppets 4. Cut out a ½-inch wide strip of paper that is long enough to go around the top portion of your finger (approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long).
Step 5 Circus Finger Puppets 5. Glue the ends of the paper strip together to form a band. The band should fit on the top portion of your finger but should also slide easily in and out of your finger.
Step 6 Circus Finger Puppets 6. Glue this paper band at the back of a circus character to complete your finger puppet.
Step 7 Circus Finger Puppets 7. When the glue dries, wear your circus finger puppet!
Step 8 Circus Finger Puppets 8. Make as many circus finger puppets as you like. Use them for your circus-themed lessons, finger plays, story reading, and other circus-themed activities.

More Ideas

Paper Circus Tent craft After you have enjoyed learning and playing with your circus finger puppets, you can transform them into mini paper dolls by removing the paper loop at the back and gluing an L-shaped bottom tab at the base of each circus character.

You can also make an easy printable Paper Circus Tent for your little circus paper dolls.