While browsing for ideas for the CSLP 2015 Summer Library Program “Every Hero Has a Story,” I came across some adorable, printable superhero finger puppets from Hello Bee. There are five different designs for the capes and all you have to do is print and cut! Amazing!
I thought that they would work perfectly with a “Two Little Blackbirds” style fingerplay rhyme, so here is what I came up with:
Two Little Superheroes
Start the rhyme by holding up both of your index fingers (dressed as superheroes.)
When they “fly away,” hide hands behind back.
When they “come back,” bring hands out from behind back.
Two little superheroes,
Brave and true.
One wears yellow,
And the other wears blue.
Fly away yellow. (zip!)
Fly away blue. (zap!)
Come back yellow. (whoosh!)
Come back blue. (zoom!)
I think these guys will be getting some use this summer, so I decided to make them a little bit more durable and made a set out of stiffened felt using Hello Bee’s template. I hand-stitched the “neck” of the capes shut with a couple of stitches, then glued small googly eyes onto the masks.
Once you have them on, you won’t be able to stop them from zipping and zooming all over the place!