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!

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  • 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

    Hi Martha,

    I com­pletely agree!

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

    I agree! Love!

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

    Hi Kathryn,

    Awe­some!

    Rachel