Let’s make a cute “Japanese Glove Puppet” and impress kids! Watch the video and learn how to make it. This is a great winter activity for holiday season. Share your first JGP photo with friends!
＊CAUTION＊ Be careful not to damage your gloves!
Step 1: Choose the Gloves
When choosing your gloves make sure they have a little stretch to them. Place them down and pick either one to start. You can choose left or right either way is fine and it wont change the outcome.
Step 2: Turn a Glove Inside Out
Take the glove you choose and turn it inside out but do not pull out the finger tips. Now place this one back down and turn your attention to the other glove, turn it over so that the thumb is on top.
Step 3: Tie the Gloves Together
While placing the balled up inside out glove under this glove, tie it in the middle using the middle finger and ring finger.
So, the top looks more like a ball.
Step 4: Put a Hat onto the Puppet
While grabbing the open end of the tied up ball, flip it over the ball to make what looks like a hat. You can now see it looks like the body and the head of a puppet wearing a hat.
Step 5: Make a Pocket
It has two arms but there is still a protruding thumb that seems to be out of place.
Simply push that thumb inward, to create what now looks like a pocket on the puppet.
That’s it! You now have completed making your first, “Japanese glove puppet”. I hope you enjoyed learning this new trick!