PUPPET THEATER part 1 DIY felt puppets

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It can sometimes be exhausting finding activities to fill your toddler’s day, especially when they are as curious as my busy baby. We try to fill her days with fun activities and books but sometimes (and don’t think me a bad mom) it is a nice break to sit her down in front of Disney Junior or a Baby Einstein video, so I can fix dinner or just grab a moment for ourselves.

Lately she has been requesting to watch television far more than I want to accommodate. Mommy created a bad habit. This worries me. She has a particular fondness to ‘Little Einstein’s’. “Stein, Stein” she asks, when she wants to watch them. She loves these characters. I came across a few different ideas for puppets the other day & it made me think, maybe I could give her those characters she loves without having to turn on the dreaded t.v.

Tonight’s inspiration… ‘Little Einsteins’s’ felt puppets.

If you have been following us, you know that I love working with felt. It is easy & fun to work with & fairly inexpensive.

                                                                                  What you will need

Felt

Glue Gun

Markers

Scissors

Needle & thread

Decide how large you would like your puppets. Trace out the shape of your characters. I used a white marker, so lines would be less visible if missed after cutting. Cut out the body of your puppet (front & back).

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Use scissor to cut out facial details such as eyes and mouth & hair if needed.

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Use your glue gun to secure details to the body of the puppet.

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Use markers to draw in fine details such as eyelashes or eyebrows.

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Sew around the outside of the body to secure the front & back of the puppet together.015

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Repeat this process for all characters.

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Here is our finished ‘Little Einstein’ collection…

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Up next…Puppet Theater part 2 the stage

About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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10 Responses to PUPPET THEATER part 1 DIY felt puppets

  1. Mitzi says:

    Oh my! I love this idea! So much more fun than paper bag puppets. My son’s favorite is Octonauts and I can’t wait to do this with them.

  2. Mitzi says:

    Reblogged this on Lil' M & Me and commented:
    I can’t get over these fun and exciting DIY puppets. My kids love Little Einsteins and Octonauts but many of the toys are either sold in the UK or no longer available. What an inventive way to have these characters at home. Thank you Pinterested Parent!

  3. Average But Inspired says:

    These are fantastic. Your daughter is such a lucky little girl to have a wonderful mom who takes the time to make things like this!

    • pinparent says:

      Thank you, A.B.I. You are always too kind. She is a wonderful girl. Some of my projects work, some should could care less about but they are all fun to create. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  4. Sekar says:

    That is soo cute!! I remember when I use to make felt finger puppets. Maybe I should make a few for my niece and nephew too. They’re into Barney’s

  5. pinparent says:

    Thank you. Finger puppets are a good idea too.

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