Easy DIY Hand Puppets
December 15, 2012
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Amidst all of the toys and joys that your little one finds during the holidays, isn't it often more fun to go back to the basics? To make and craft and create. To build memories with your smallest friends with a little bit of glue and a whole lot of love? Making your own toys teaches your kids to have fun with the simple, to the value the handmade and to love the process. All without batteries.
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Felt in various colors - white, ivory, black, dark brown, brown, tan, burnt orange, pink, red
white thread
sewing machine
sewing needle
black embroidery thread

Step 1: Download our animal templates & print out. Cut out the template pieces.

Reindeer BodyReindeer Accessories
Puppy Body + Puppy Accessories
Bear Body + Bear Accessories
Fox Body + Fox Accessories

Step 2: Pin the body template to two pieces of felt and cut out. Pin all the other accessory template pieces to a single sheet of felt in the coordinating color, cut out.

Step 3: Sew all the accessory pieces to the front body piece.

Step 4: Use the embroidery thread to sew on a mouth & eyes to the front body piece.

Step 5: Pin the body pieces together.

Step 6: Sew the body pieces together with a seam about 1/4" away from the edge of the felt.