DIY Springtime Finger Puppets
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If you couldn’t tell by now, I love crafting with my kids. I don’t just see these as fun projects though. I also see them as an opportunity for my little ones to learn through play and build their imagination.

Brooks’ absolutely loves playing make-believe especially when it comes to him morphing into a superhero and flying around the house. He also loves putting on a show—so providing him with his own puppet cast members seemed only right!

Since we are still on the springtime theme, I decided to sew up some of these cute little felt bunnies, frogs, and flowers. If you know basic sewing, that’s basically all it takes. If you don’t, it’s a great project to learn on!

These puppets can also be used to decorate gift baskets, cakes, cupcakes, and make a great party favor.

BTW--make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post to print out the shape patterns for easy construction!

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Materials:

  • Craft felt in various colors (I used grey, pink, green, hot pink, red, black, and white)
  • Embroidery thread in various colors (I used pink and orange)
  • Cute colorful straws
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Large needle

Directions:

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  1. Cut out of felt in the colors indicated the various shapes for each friend. Best to work on one friend at a time!
  2. Sew the two parts of each friend together with embroidery thread around the exterior leaving a finger-sized opening at the bottom. I used light pink thread for the bunny and caterpillar and bright orange for the flower. finger puppet 4 copy
  3. Using hot glue, add the additional details of eyes, legs, etc.
  4. Insert on fun straw, pencil, or finger of choice.

If you’re looking for more activities to help boost your child’s imagination, check out these links:

10 Easy Ways To Fire Your Child’s Imagination // 6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Child’s Imagination Every Day // 27 Low Cost High-Imagination Games

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