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Finger Puppets

This a a very easy and fun craft for kids to do as there are no difficult parts and they can do all of the work themselves, except maybe the pinning part, my little one stuck her finger in a few times too many, but basically, the rest of it is child's play. Nothing like sticky glue and cutting out to keep them entertained!

Step by step instructions showing you how to make Felt Finger Puppets, presented by Crafty Corner

For any questions contact: Winnie

felt finger puppets
What you will need:
  • Felt small little bits or offcuts
  • Jewel glue
  • Beads for decorating
  • Wool for hair
  • Plastic eyes
  • Buttons or embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Pattern pieces, you can easily make up your own for the various parts of the puppet

what you will need

Read through all the instructions first before starting this craft. Make sure you have all required items on hand.

Step 1

Cut out your paper pattern pieces with a paper scissors.

Step 2

Pin your paper pattern pieces each onto a piece of felt that is the correct colour for you piece.

Step 3

Cut out your pieces but be careful if you're using a fabric scissors - don't cut into the paper pattern! Cutting paper with fabric scissors can make them blunt!!!

Step 4

Glue your two body pieces, the best way to use fabric glue is to put a layer of it onto the felt making sure you have a lump, if it is too thin and absorbs into the one piece it does not stick so well. Press the two peices together, but don't rub too hard as the glue will start pressing through the felt. Leave to dry for at least 2 hours.

glue puppet bodypress firmly togeather

Step 5

Glue on your lips, eyes and skirt.

glue body parts

Step 6

Take a little bit of wool the colour of your choice for your hair and wrap it around your fingers loosly.

wind wool

Step 7

Take the wool off your fingers making sure you keep it in order and don't scrunch it all up. Place it as is on your desk.

place on desk

Step 8

With a small piece of wool the same colour as the rest, tie a knot around one section of your circle of wool on your desk. Pick it up and holding the knot in one hand, cut through the wool directly opposite to your knot. This is your hair.

tie not in wool

Step 9

Glue your hair to your finger puppet on the part where your knot is.

glue hair

Step 10

You can now use buttons or embellishments to stick them all over your skirt to decorate it.

decorate puppet
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