The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Craft for Kids: Finger Puppet Monsters

Friday, October 10, 2014

Craft for Kids: Finger Puppet Monsters

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It's Friday and day 5 of the Halloween Bash Blog Hop--a fun collaboration between 110+ bloggers! If you are looking for Halloween ideas, this is the perfect stop! You'll find costume ideas, recipes, crafts, treats (not tricks), and more! For my part, I'm sharing how to make these cute monster finger puppets with the kiddos!

sewing machine
basic sewing supplies (thread, pinking shears, scissors...)
pom poms
google eyes

1. Sandwich pieces of felt together and cut out rectangular or dome-shaped pieces.
2. If you are making these with older kids, you may be able to let them do the sewing. Since mine are little, I did the sewing for them. Sew your matching pieces together by using a zigzag stitch. Leave the bottom open and don't forget to backstitch at the start and finish.
3. Snip the excess threads and trim the edges with pinking shears. The puppets are now ready to be decorated.
4. Lay out pom poms, google eyes, felt cutouts, and other fun items for decorating. Tip: A hole punch is great for making felt circles and the snippets left from trimming the edges of the puppets are perfect for monster hair.
5. Hand over the glue and invite the kids to decorate and create! I always remind them, "Just a dot; not a lot!" when it comes to using glue.
6. Pom poms can become noses. Felt pieces make cute monster bellies. And tiny white triangles are perfect for monster teeth.
7. The sky's the limit on their creativity. Each monster is a unique creation!
8. Let everything dry. These monster creations will become the perfect toy for monster storytelling and finger play!

But the fun ideas don't stop here! Click here to continue checking out the creative Halloween projects my blogging friends have created for our blog hop. Have fun and pin away!
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  1. Great project! I think I am going to have fun making those monsters with my daughter, Good scrap felt project too!

  2. Jennifer these are soooooooo CUTE
    You are so talented and creative!

  3. Hello cute lady! This looks so cute. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls


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