How to Make Felt Finger Puppets (crafts for kids)
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Time to get crafty: Learn How to Make Felt Finger Puppets using the included free printable templates! (Thanks to Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for sponsoring this post.)
Before kids, hubby and I both loved watching movies at the theater. Since we now have a couple of young kids, our movie-going habits have transformed a bit over the last few years.
We still love to go to the movies, and when my parents come for a visit (free babysitting, yay!) we’ll sometimes squeeze in two trips to the theater. For the most part though, we are enjoying home movie nights with the kids and building our collection of DVD and Blu-ray movies.
One of the family movies we’ve all been looking forward to is the DVD release of SING. (SING came out on March 21, 2017, and I’ve already grabbed a copy for this week’s movie night!)
Since the kids love crafting time around here we made these easy finger puppets and hosted our own singing competition! (Silly voices included) We could not stop laughing!
The finger puppets turned out so great and I’m even happier to see that the kids are still playing with them and have been making their own “movies” with their tablets.
To make these finger puppets even easier for you to recreate, I saved the templates as a pdf and made it available for you to download. (You’ll find the file in the materials needed list.)
How to Make Felt Finger Puppets
- Felt (various colors)
- Glue (we actually used a low temp hot glue gun)
Trace template shapes onto the back of the felt and cut out.
Add glue around the edge of one finger puppet shape and press a second shape on top.
Add nose and eyes.
Use a marker and scrap felt to add details. (Template includes inner ear pieces for koala and elephant.)
Allow puppet to dry and you’re done!
Now, it’s your turn! Have you seen Universal’s, SING yet? What craft are you inspired to make?
About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Thanks, brilliant tutorial! I hope you don’t mind me linking to it from my blog
Oh my goodness these are super-adorable! What a fun idea. Sing is on our to-buy list for our DVD collection for the summer.