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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