DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Here’s an easy craft for begin­ner sewers—even kids can make these easy felt fin­ger puppets!

Choose the felt, cut the shapes, thread your nee­dle, and start sewing! After­ward kids can make up their own woodland-inspired play—where do they sleep? Under a cozy leaf!

How To Make The Fox

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What You Need

  • Print­able For­est Friends tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Felt, red brown 3 1/2 x 4 inches (9 x 10 cm)
  • Felt, white 1 x 2 inches (2 x 5 cm)
  • Felt, black 1 x 1 inches (2 x 2 cm)
  • Embroi­dery needle
  • Embroi­dery floss: red brown, white, and black
  • Scis­sors
DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 1
Cut out the felt shapes.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 2
Thread your nee­dle and start embroi­der­ing the face: Stitch on the white felt fur, black nose, mouth, and eyes. On the sec­ond piece of orange felt sew on the tail.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 3
Sew together the front and back pieces. Your fox fin­ger pup­pet is ready for play!

How To Make The Owl

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

What You Need

  • Print­able For­est Friends tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Felt, brown 3 1/2 x 4 inches (9 x 10 cm)
  • Felt, white 1 x 1 1/2 inches (2 x 4 cm)
  • Felt, orange 1 x 3 inches (3 x 7 cm)
  • Embroi­dery needle
  • Embroi­dery floss: black, brown, orange
  • Scis­sors

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 1
Cut out the felt shapes.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 2
Embroi­der the face with the white eyes and orange beak, then add the wings and claws.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 3
Sew together the front and back. Your owl fin­ger pup­pet is ready for play!

How To Make The Hedgehog

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

What You Need

  • Print­able For­est Friends tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Felt, gray 3 1/2 x 4 inches (9 x 10cm)
  • Felt, light brown 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (4 x 4cm)
  • Embroi­dery needle
  • Embroi­dery floss: gray, black, light brown
  • Scis­sors
DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 1
Cut out the felt shapes.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 2
Thread your nee­dle and sew the face, then embroi­der the eyes and nose. Sew the ears onto the inside of the sec­ond piece as shown above.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 3
Sew the front and back pieces together 1/5 inch from the border.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 4
Cut some “spikes” around the edges.

Now all 3 of your fin­ger pup­pets are ready for play!

How To Make The Leaf Envelope

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

What You Need

  • Print­able Enve­lope tem­plate (down­load here)
  • Felt, light brown A4: 8 1/5 x 12 inches (21 x 30cm)
  • Rib­bon, green 23 inches (60 cm)
  • Embroi­dery needle
  • Embroi­dery floss: light brown
  • Scis­sors

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 1
Cut out the felt shape. Cut two slits for the rib­bon as shown above.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 2
Thread your nee­dle and sew the pocket as shown above.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Step 3
Tie the enve­lope shut with the rib­bon, then fix the rib­bon with an easy stitch to the felt.

The leaf is now ready to hold your fin­ger puppets.

Note: You can also make the leaf enve­lope from a brown paper bag.

DIY Forest Friends Finger Puppets

Have fun play­ing with your for­est friends!

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  • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Sta­cia

    These are too cute! I espe­cially love how it was all brought together in the lit­tle pouch. It makes it a com­plete gift with­out the giver feel­ing like some­thing is lack­ing, which can some­times be the case with fin­ger pup­pets — even ones as cute as this.

  • Melissa Kojima

    Really cute and it looks easy enough that I could pos­si­bly sew it.

  • Court­ney

    These are so cute and fun, but I’m lov­ing the use of felt scraps for the enve­lope! Cutie pie idea.

  • Linda Lanese

    Thanks so much for shar­ing your dar­ling For­est Friends pup­pets with us ♥ http://felting.craftgossip.com/2014/03/26/diy-forest-friends-finger-puppets/

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