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Felt Finger Puppets

Crafting Time:
  • Under 1 Hour
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Felt remnants in assorted colors
  • Embellishments: wiggle eyes, feathers, yarn, etc.
  • Clear-drying craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Fine black felt-tip marker

DIRECTIONS:

FOR MAKING PUPPET BODY:

  1. Making body: Photocopy desired puppet body pattern, enlarging or reducing size as desired; cut out.
  2. Cut 2 bodies from felt. Carefully squeeze line of glue around outer edge of 1 body piece; glue second body piece to first to create finger opening. (Make sure to let glue dry thoroughly before putting puppet on finger.)

EMBELLISH as desired or as follows:

  1. Owl: Cut 2 bodies, 1 head and 2 inner wings from brown felt and 1 beak, 1 head piece and 2 outer wings from golden yellow felt. Assemble body as above. Glue on beak and wings as pictured. Glue 2 wiggle eyes in place on head; glue small brown feather behind head.
  2. Lion: Cut 2 bodies and 1 muzzle from golden yellow felt. Cut 1 head from orange felt. Cut 1 tongue from red felt and 1 nose from black felt. Assemble body as pictured, and decorate head as pictured, drawing eyes with black marker. Cut several strands of yellow yarn for mane; glue 1 end of each strand around back of lion head. Glue head to body.
  3. Elephant: Cut 2 bodies and 2 outer ears from gray felt. Cut 1 trunk from dark purple felt and 2 inner ears from pink felt. Assemble ears as pictured. Assemble body as pictured, sandwiching ears between body pieces before gluing. Glue trunk to face and draw eyes with black marker.
  4. Monkey: Cut 2 bodies and 2 ears from tan felt. Cut 1 head and 1 outer mouth from cream felt and 1 inner mouth from red felt. Attach ears to body the same as for elephant. Glue mouth and head to body; draw eyes with black marker.
  5. Bird: Cut 2 bodies from turquoise felt. Cut 2 wings from fuchsia felt and 1 beak from golden yellow felt. Assemble body as pictured, sandwiching wings between body pieces before gluing. Glue beak and 2 wiggle eyes in place on head; glue magenta feather behind head.
  6. Pig: Cut 2 bodies and 2 inner ears from pink felt. Cut 1 snout and 2 outer ears from magenta felt. Attach ears to body same as for elephant. Glue snout to head; draw nostrils and eyes with black marker.
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