Felt Finger Puppets by Do Small Things With Love

Hello!  I am Nancy from Small Things with Love, and am thrilled that Adrianne was willing to turn her blog over to me for the day.  Like many of you, I’m sure, Happy Hour Projects is one of my favorite blogs, and it is an honor to be here!

A bit about me before we get to the project: I am a stay at home mom of one, with another baby joining the fun this November.  I mainly blog about crafts, photography and my family.  Today I’ll be sharing with you a simple project that was both fun to make and has been fun to use with my little boy.

Felt finger puppets are easy to make and, once you get the hang of it, can easily be made in about 20 minutes.  I (like usual) got a little carried away and have 17 different finger puppets in my collection already!  There really is no limit to the characters that you can transform into felty-finger-puppety-fun!

Supplies Needed:

  • Mulit-colored felt
  • Multi-colored embroidery thread and needle
  • (optional) Simple cartoon images of the characters you are creating.  This will help you figure out the simplified features to give you puppets.
How to:
1. Using your finger, create a “pattern” for the body of your puppets, so they are all about the same size.  Draw a line around your finger with about 1cm on all sides.  Stop just below your second knuckle.
2. Cut out the various pieces need, including two body pieces.  Have fun here!  Finger puppets are not meant to be perfect or anatomically correct.  Find a helpful cartoon image as a guide, if needed, and cut away!
3. Sew on embellishments to wings/arms or body.  For this stage I used mainly a whip stitch.
4. Add eyes and mouth.  The mouth is a backstitch.  I gave all of my puppets a bit of a smirk.
5.  Pin all of the pieces in place, placing a body piece on the top and bottom.  Once pinned, do a blanket stitch around the exterior using matching thread.  Use a running stitch in places where arms/wings will not allow a blanket stitch.
6. Done!  Dream up a story, and it’s playtime!
Just to get your creative juices flowing, here are all of the puppets currently in my collection:
Bumble Bee, Chicken, Kitty

Pink Bunny, Tiger, Cow

Monkey, Pig, Elephant

Moose, Penguin, Octopus 

Lion, Frog, Blue Bird

Two Butterfly Buddies
Thank you so much for allowing me to share.  Thanks again to Adrianne.  I hope you have many happy hours of project creation!
Nancy

Comments

  1. Angie Ramirez says

    So cute.. this would work great when I'm taking pictures of my little one..
    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

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