‘Back in the day’, my sister and I grew up watching Riverdance and Lord of the Dance on VHS, and doing our own interpretation of Irish dancing around the living room. It was energetic, I tell you.
To celebrate my sister’s birthday, I jumped at the chance to book us tickets to see Michael Flatley perform in his last ever West End performance: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games.
Though I was sure my sister would love the surprise, I wanted to think of a fun way to reveal it to her. After some deliberation, I settled on the Michael Flatley “Irish Dancing” Finger Puppet Card™.
For those who don’t know, Michael Flatley is a bit of a ledge, having starred in and choreographed a number of internationally renowned Irish dance shows across the globe.
To create the ‘dancing’ card, I found an image of Michael dancing online, and printed it out on card. I then cut out two finger-sized holes where his legs started (using a circle template and scalpel).
To neaten it up, I went round the edges with black pen. Once done, you can then start effortlessly manipulating Michael’s ‘legs’ with your fingers to make him dance and leap around!
Although this card is all about dancing, you could easily create something similar to reveal football tickets, or ballet tickets – using an image of a football team or ballet performance to equal effect.
Happy finger puppeting, and Happy Birthday Kayleigh!