Yesterday I featured three simple puppet ideas to make using items commonly found around the home. Today, we have two more ideas, still relatively simple but this time using felt and stockings as a starting point.
Step 1. Cut out two identical shapes from felt, large enough to fit your child’s fingers (suitable for an older child) or hand (better for a younger child).
Using wool or embroidery thread and a large needle, sew around the edge of the felt, older children can be shown how to do this themselves.
Step 2. Cut features from felt and glue into place with craft glue. We went with Super Chick!
And that’s it. Slip your fingers (or hand) inside and enjoy some puppet fun!
* Stocking – one knee high or the foot and calf cut from a pair of stockings will do
* Food wrap roll
* Wadding or stuffing
* Felt scraps
* Wool scraps (not shown)
* Wool needle (not shown)
* Craft glue
Cut a small slit in the tube to secure the end of the stocking (that way the head wont fall off!)
And you’ve finished your stocking puppet!
Now its just a matter of making a puppet theatre and you’ve got hours of fun for your children this weekend.