Prayer Puppets
    Footnotes

    “Prayer Puppets,” Friend, June 1997, 19

    Prayer Puppets

    To make the puppets, you will need: crayons or colored markers, scissors, four pieces of white fabric big enough to cover your hand when your fingers are spread apart, a pencil, and glue.

    Puppets
    1. Cut out the puppet faces above.

    2. Put your hand down on a piece of fabric, spread apart your fingers, then draw a line around your hand as illustrated. It will look a little like half a mitten with two thumbs.

    3. Cut out the half-mitten, place it on the second piece of fabric, and cut around it again. Repeat with the other two pieces of fabric.

    4. Glue the round edges of two half-mittens together, but don’t glue the bottom edge! Repeat with the other two half-mittens. Now you have a pair of mittens. Let the glue dry.

    5. Glue a colored puppet face at the top of each mitten (see illustration), and let the glue dry.

    You can use your puppets to give this lesson about prayer:

    What You Say

    What You Do

    Some people talk face to face.

    Have the puppets bow to each other.

    And when they can’t talk face to face,
    They sometimes talk on the telephone.

    Move your thumbs to the ears of the puppets.

    And when they can’t talk face to face
    Or talk on the telephone,
    They sometimes write letters

    Have the puppets bow to each other again.
    Move your thumbs to the puppets’ ears.
    Move thumbs to imitate writing a letter.

    But when we talk to Heavenly Father,
    We don’t talk face to face,
    Or on the telephone,
    Or write letters.

    Have the puppets bow to each other.
    Move your thumbs to the puppets’ ears.
    Move thumbs to imitate writing a letter.

    Instead, we pray.
    When we pray, we fold our arms
    And bow our heads.

    Cross each thumb to touch the little finger on that same hand.
    Bow the head of each puppet.