Puppet Crafts and Activities for Kids

Felt Finger Puppets

Make a felt finger puppet in any shape or character you like.
Make a felt finger puppet in any shape or character you like.
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With these felt finger puppets, you can put on the ultimate puppet show, with ten characters on stage all at once! What You'll Need:

  • Felt
  • Fine-point markers
  • Blunt scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Yarn
  • Craft glue

How To Make Felt Finger Puppets:

Step 1: Trace the finger puppet pattern on a piece of felt and cut it out. Fold the piece in half. Put the felt piece on your finger to make sure it fits. Remove the felt piece.

Step 2: Stitch around the edges of the felt, leaving the straight end, in which you insert your finger, open. Turn felt inside out.

Step 3: Draw on the puppet's eyes, nose, and mouth with fine-point markers. Glue on yarn for hair, or add cutout felt pieces for a crown, ears, or animal's mane. If you want, cut out short felt arms or paws. Glue them to the puppet right above your knuckle. When you bend your fingers, the arms will move.

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