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How to Make Felt Finger Puppets

Puppets are very interesting toy options for children as they stimulate their imagination and help them create stories for the characters. Who wants to play with the little ones can make their own felt puppets.

Here are some very interesting tutorial tips on how to make your puppets. Besides the result is great it will be a lot of fun to create your characters with the children. Get to work and start planning now what your puppets will look like.

How to Make Felt Puppets Tutorial

Necessary materials

  • 20cm felt
  • 1 scissors
  • 1 hot glue gun
  • Felt Scraps
    Accessories like ribbons, movable eyes, buttons, strings

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How To – Body (Base)

Step 1
To start you need to use the template
The mold should be cut twice above the felt so that the base of the body will be created.

Step 2
Then you must join the two parts, for this pass hot glue or sew the sides. The ends should be loose so you can put your hands and fingers to move your puppet.

Step 3
To characterize your puppet you can glue or sew the clothes as well as other details.

Step 4
If you are making an animal puppet you can stick tailor stains to characterize it.

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How To – The Head

Step 1
Choose the head mold you want according to the character you are making and cut the head mold twice. Template: Click to view the image. Cut the felt with the color of the puppet.

Step 2
The back of the head should be glued to the back of the base body made in the above steps.

Step 3
With the hot glue, you can glue the other part of the head.

How to Make Felt Puppets Tutorial – 2

Necessary materials

  •  Embroidery thread
  •  Pins
  • Colored felt
  • Scissors
  • hot glue
  • Needle
  • Relief ink

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How to make

Step 1
Decide which character you want to create and search the internet for the necessary templates. We’ll need the basic template of the cut-out character twice, put them together using pins, and then stitch them with the two. The ends should be open so that you can put your hands to guide the puppets.

Step 2
Then you should make the buttonhole stitch on the two opening parts so that the finish is better done.

Step 3
Special attention will need to be given to puppet details such as eyes, ears, muzzle, and nose. With hot glue, you should paste the details.

Step 4
To make your puppet more playful you can cut out decoration details like triangles, balls, and squares. Glue the details about the puppet’s body.

Step 5
To finish you will need to make puppet eyes, for this you can use relief paint or puff paint. The overhead pen can also be helpful.

How to Make Felt Finger Puppets

Tips for Making Puppets

In addition to feeling, it is another material that can be very useful for creating your puppets. parts should be used with some kind of moving stick, as there is no way to get your hands inside as we do with felt puppets.

Although they are 2D puppets, these pieces are great for storytelling and stirring children’s imaginations. The interesting thing is that you can create a wide variety of colorful pieces. To make your pieces you will need colorful pieces of material and molds.

Create the shapes of the characters and cut into the mold so that you only need to glue them together to become the desired character. Here are some tips for these puppets:

frog

Tips for Making Puppets

To make this character you will need three shades of green for the body and spots, white and black for the eyes and red for the mouth.

Fish

Tips for Making Puppets

The fish can be made with an orange body with tail details and yellowfins. For even more decorative use pink and colored beads to make your fish happier.

Octopus

Tips for Making Puppets

For the octopus, the tip is to use lilac to make the body and the details make in white. The mouth of the octopus should be made with red.

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How to make finger puppets? : Step by Step Finger Puppets

Here’s how to make a felt puppet. This finger puppet walkthrough I found on the Tell and Retell blog. Check it out.

Material: 20cm of felt, 1 scissors, 1 hot glue gun, flaps of feeling, and more accessories (buttons, ribbons, cords, movable eyes, etc.).

How to make finger puppets

Base body

• Cut the above mold twice in felt to make the base body.
• Apply hot glue or sew to the sides as shown in the line drawing, leaving the edges free for hand and finger access.

How to make finger puppets

• If you want to glue or sew other details.
• If you are making an animal glue the tailor stains.

The head

• Cut the felt head mold twice the color of your puppet.
• Glue the back of the head to the back of the ready-made base body.
• Apply hot glue as shown in the dotted line to glue the other part of the head.

How to make finger puppets