DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Here’s a super fun craft to enjoy with your little one from our latest contributor, Natalie Kramer. We’re huge fans of the highly original yet simple crafts on her blog Schaeresteipapier. Happy crafting!

Hi, my name is Natalie. I love to do cool stuff with my son. You’re looking at my first DIY tutorial for Handmade Charlotte. Hope all of you will have as much fun as i did making and playing with this googly-eyed hand puppet!

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Hand puppets are my favorite kind of toys. I always have a set of them in my hand bag. They’re perfect for waiting rooms, boredom on a trip, and rainy days at home. Put the googly-eyes on and you’ve got the children giggling in no time…

Kids ages 4 and up can easily make this craft. Let’s get started!

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Materials

  • Two 1-inch wooden beads
  • Two small color beads
  • Elastic cord, 8-inch
  • Blue paint (I used nail polish)
  • Permanent markers, in black and white
  • Old cd (for the stencil)
  • Scissors
  • Two chop sticks
  • Dish
DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet: Step 1.1 DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet: Step 1.2 DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet: Step 1.3

Step 1
Put the wooden beads on the chop sticks and lay them flat over a dish. Hold the cd hole over the first bead and paint a blue circle. Paint the second one as well.Let them dry.

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Step 2
After 10 minutes, when they are dry, paint a small black circle in the middle of the blue with the black marker. Add an even smaller point with the white marker. Your blue eyes are ready!

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Step 3
Cut an 8-inch piece of elastic cord. Thread the four wooden beads (color bead, two eyes, color bead) and make a knot. Adjust the elastic cord for larger or smaller hands, if necessary.

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Your hand puppet is ready for wrapping around fingers! Have fun with it!

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Note: With smaller wooden beads and a longer elastic cord (10-inch), you have a perfect ponytail holder for your little girl.

Here are some pictures of our googly-eyed puppets in action:

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

Simply put on any finger and you’ve got an instant, hilarious hand puppet!

DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet DIY Googly-Eyed Hand Puppet

In a waiting room, on trip… have a pocket-sized puppet in your bag!

  • Kathryn

    I love this. Just in time for our school holidays :-)
    http://covermeimgoinginblog.blogspot.com.au/

  • Martha Moger

    SUCH a great idea! Sometimes if we go out for a meal together, the wait for the food can be a trying time for my hungry little sons. These will be perfect to pop out of bags and around tables for entertainment!

  • http://www.smallforbig.com/ small for big

    Such a simple idea with great results – my favorite kind of DIY. Thanks Natalie!

  • Deb

    @Esther my kids l-o-v-e-d oobi! :)
    must do diy!
    thanks!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    I agree! Love!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Martha,

    I completely agree!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Kathryn,

    Awesome!

    Rachel

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